I am a morning person. Have been all my life. I can’t remember a time where I slept past 10am. I can remember just a few times where I slept past 9am. Usually those days entailed a massive amount of jet lag or a few drinks the night before.I typically wake up between 5:30am and 6:30am. There was a time when I was heading down to the gym by 5:50am. I have stepped back from that the last month or so. By 9am I have enough caffeine in my system to keep most humans awake for days. If I were to be a superhero that might be my power. Although, I don’t know what I can do with the ability to ingest vast amounts of caffeine. Should I go hunt down the evil doers at the raves? Anyway, by the time I start meeting with staff (and I always have meetings) in the morning, I’ve already been up and running (literally) having accomplished numerous tasks on my to-do lists.
Here is the thing. When I meet with staff in the morning, I often wonder why there are so slow? I think back to all that I have accomplished and wonder about the laziness of the world. It seems to me we need more early birds. I mean I even start tweeting at 6am. That’s a joke. At least I don’t tweet at 3am. But I do get being up that early and wanting to get things going. Here is the other thing. When I meet with staff in the afternoon, my brain is starting to get tired. I can still be brilliant (I am being uncharacteristically immodest) but my brain, or perhaps it is my mind, starts getting less and less tolerant of incoherence on the part of the others. By the time 2pm comes around, I am beginning to hit my wall of crankiness. And that wall is large and slippery to climb.
By 4pm, I am two hours past cranky. And meetings at that time, just drive me nuts. Who schedules a meeting an hour befote what is ostensibly the close of business? That is just torture and plain old mean. There are times where I have meetings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and I am most definitely past cranky into all out nutty-angry. Even on those days, I tend to get up at the creack of dawn. Sigh. Our world has too many meetings. I wonder if we could all do mass telepathy if we would have to have so many meetings? We could create a world bulletin board that gets populated with our thoughts. I think that could work. That is if people bother to read. And as you and I both know, there are less and less people that are willing to read. What are we to do?
What would my mom advise me if she were still around? Not too sure. However, I used to be a chatterbox as a kid, or so my mother used to tell me. And thus, she created a Sunday show where I performed at home tons and tons of skits. She did this so that I could get my energy, talkativeness, and crankiness out. I am not too sure that would fly at work. Unless, I decide to go into acting or something like that next. Hmm…