And I never cared much for getting up early either. Of course one man's early is another man's late, or at least reasonable, wake-up time. Whether it was school or work, alarm clocks, interrupted sleep and half-remembered dreams never seemed the way that life should be lived.
UNTIL ... (dah, dah, da, dum) I wanted to do something REALLY bad enough, and the only way to do it, the only time to actually make it happen was by getting up early. Well, I mean 6:00 am in the MORNING!
OK, that's not so early for some, and I actually have had times in my life when I had gotten up that early or earlier. But I've been working in the software industry for the past 30 years and this is an industry much more focused on creativity and productivity than on punching a clock. Most of my co-workers don't start til at least 9. Some as late as 10 or 11.
But in beginning to establish myself as a writing and publishing coach, I suddenly found I needed the time, needed the first-thing-in-the-morning creativity, needed the commitment to get things done at the beginning of the day. And so, here I am catching worms. Who knows, I may end up liking them after all.