I’m not a morning person. Let me correct that. I actually like early mornings but I absolutely abhor getting up early in the morning. I enjoy late night better than early morning so I’d rather sleep in. Ideally, I’d be able to get up at 7:30 or later each day. So I started this new job. Enjoy it. It is in the city. I never thought I’d have a job downtown or being one of those commuter train people but here I am. The thing is, to make it work on time I have to get on the 6:20 am train which means me getting up around 5:20 am. I really, really hate getting up early. Really Hate. Since I’ve worked on changing my attitude about my transition I’ve been working on being positive about it. You know what I found? I found that it is a gift to be able to enjoy the early morning. I like the quiet. I like when it is still dark and the day is just starting. The other day there was a heavy snow fall and I enjoyed cleaning off my car and looking at the beauty. It was phenomenal. As much as I hate getting up early – look at all I missed. I wouldn’t choose on my own to get up that early but because it was a necessity I was able to enjoy time I wouldn’t normally have.
If I had griped and complained and let myself be super irritated I would have had trouble enjoying my new time. Are there things in your life that you are so unhappy about or complaining about that you are missing joy. Consider stopping yourself if you are in the grumpy mode and seeing what is around you.