Good Morning Sunshine!

by Delilah

You could say that I’m not a morning person.

But that’s not entirely true.

I like my mornings.

I just don’t like sharing it with other people.

In other words I don’t want to make conversation.

Also, I prefer waking up to my own alarm and not someone screeching.

I love to linger in bed for a few minutes, enjoying the warmth of that feeling between sleep and waking.

I like to reach over for my book and read a few more pages of what I was reading before I went to sleep.

And I like to listen to music while I get ready.

On the drive to work I prefer to be quiet and maybe listen to music.

For me, mornings are private. It’s the time I collect my thoughts.

Often, it’s the only time I have for myself before work engulfs the rest of my day.  

When my mornings are violated with small talk, petty complaints, lectures and arguments, I tend to retreat and my replies are reduced to monosyllables.

Unfortunately, this seems to anger people and I am accused of being difficult.

But is it really too much to ask?