I love mornings. I love the peace before everyone starts their days and things get hectic, and I’m not just talking about crowds and traffic…I’m talking about the time before my brain starts running a mile a minute and I’m able to enjoy having all that space in there to just enjoy the calm.
I don’t know what it is, maybe it’s my naturally anxious nature, but I always seem to have a billion thoughts in my head. That’s why I love writing so much, because I can get out one particular thought clearly and (for a moment) forget the rest. By the end of the day, it all seems to pile up and when I do finally lay down to sleep I am overwhelmed by the amount of thoughts in my mind. Thoughts that matter, some that don’t, songs that get stuck in my head, the list goes on.
This is part of the reason I love working for myself so much. I already have my own stuff going on, things I have to do, personal life and so on…a regular 9-5 job on top of that might just be the thing that turns me into a full blown crazy person. I’ll never forget the years of working in the service industry, the endless nightmares of never ending lineups, customers that wont leave, or even just sleeping past my alarm. I am so glad those days are behind me, at least as long as I can make this last!
One thing I’m really loving in particular are quiet morning walks in our neighbourhood. Even if I can’t quite make it out of my robe, I’ll sit out on the patio and have my morning coffee while I watch others get ready for their day…how’s that for the freelance life, am I right?
Sometimes it’s just nice to take a moment to reflect and realize what’s really important in our lives. When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I try to remind myself of these things…because when it comes down to it, most of the stuff I’m stressing out about doesn’t really matter all that much.