Some Things Don’t Come Easy
Things change. I get that. I don’t handle change well, but I get it.
Actually, I take that back. I can handle BIG changes. Say someone gets really sick and there are life changing effects. I can work with that. Or, let’s say we have to move. Not a problem.
Now, let’s say that someone suggest that I change the time my alarm goes off. My alarm goes off each weekday at 4:30. I hit snooze a few times, but always drag myself out of bed and hit the shower by 4:45 or so. This has been the schedule since my kids were small. My oldest is now 21-that’s a long habit. I did this to have some “me” time before my day got started. When I went back to work, waking up this early gave me an opportunity to get myself ready, a few chores done, and send kids off to school with a hot breakfast. Guess what. I only have one kid left at home…..and he’s 16! He drives. Half the time he doesn’t want breakfast. Why then can I not set my alarm to go off at say 5:30? Because I feel like the world would fall from it’s axis and life as we know it will cease!
Another thing that I can’t change? My alarm clock is 30 minutes fast. It’s been that way since I was in high school. It started with 10 minutes and worked it’s way to 30. Why? I have to trick myself to get out of bed. If I open an eye and see 5:01 I’m all “wow, I’m late!” To add to that, it isn’t always exactly 30 minutes. Sometimes its 28, 31, 29, etc. Again, why? That way I won’t justify a few more hits of the snooze key by thinking “Well, it’s actually only 4:30. I can sleep a few more mins.”
Why am I boring you with this? I don’t know. Maybe because you keep coming back! What? It’s not me, it’s you! You read all the way to this point, you can’t blame me!
I’m boring you with this because I kind of feel that if I write that I’m going to change I will then be accountable. So here you go. In black and white I hereby state that I will set my alarm clock to reflect the right time AND I will set it to go off at 5….eventually. OK! By the end of the week. But I will warn you, if I’m late one time, you will never hear the end of it!