The morning

24 Jun


Now that the sun comes streaming in my bedroom window at about 4am every day, I’ve been resetting my body clock and getting up super early.

I’m usually up before six. I get dressed and go running just after six. Quick turnaround, wash and dry my hair (which admittedly takes a very long time), and then on to work.

I like the morning. I like early morning. I like feeling like I’m part of some secret club with other morning people when the rest of the world is still tucked away under the covers. Lazy sods. It’s like we’re all in collusion. As if nobody else knows that the buses are so quiet at this time. That my hour-long bus journey takes only ten or fifteen minutes when there’s no traffic on the roads. That the people in my coffee shop are so much friendlier at 7am, and sometimes even let me have a taste of muffins and cakes they’ve been making for the day ahead.

It’s calming and exciting all at once. The day is full of promise, but there’s a serenity to the brightness.

Even better when you know that, despite the stress and the fact you won’t be leaving the office until much, much later that evening, there are nice things waiting, like emails from special people, or songs to listen to. And coffee. Mmmmm. Coffee.

I just wish I could hit pause and make this part of the day last longer. Because, before you know it, other people start arriving in the office, and it gets noisier, and busier, and the stress kicks in, and the phones start ringing, and then it’s 4pm and you haven’t had your lunch yet, or delivered half the projects that you were supposed to. And you find yourself locked in a toilet cubicle trying to catch your breath before a conference call with the client from hell.

If only everything was as lovely as the very start of the day.

Much like the very start of relationships.

10 Responses to “The morning”

  1. jadedwildcat June 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    I continue to love your writing, April. And you’re doing so well with appreciating all these small lovely things the world has to offer. Some of us are still struggling behind, trying to find that sort of peace… I’m glad you’re there to give us inspiration.
    And yes, if only things could stay so wonderful forever…

    • aprileb June 24, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

      Thank you, buddy. Hope you’re doing OK. It’s up and down, as ever. But more ups than downs for me now. You’ll get there too. x

  2. luciddream85 June 24, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    That’s why I love running at night instead of the morning. No matter how much bad stuff happens during the day, I can end it all with a calming run full of music and just my own thoughts. Something else occurred to me today; women today work really really hard. I mean we are total ball-busters. I wonder why that is? My boss once said “you can’t teach good work ethic. You either have it or you don’t.” and I really believe that.

    • aprileb June 24, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

      So true. I work so hard. And there’s very little release from it. But I know I would never want to be a slacker. Yes, I love my relaxation time, but it’s only enjoyable because I’m always busy the rest of the time. That’s what makes it quality relaxation time rather than just being a slob.

      I find running at night wakes up all my thoughts rather than calms me down. Maybe I will give it another go one night. I do enjoy walking home at night, though. Music on. Me and my thoughts.

      Hope you’re doing well over there. x

  3. mick1982 June 25, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    It’s the messages from special people that mean the most…

  4. intothebeauty June 25, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    Missed you! Loved coming back to this positive post. I love it love it love it!

    • aprileb June 26, 2014 at 8:47 am #

      Oh my gosh, Lara! I missed you a lot! I’ve been meaning to email you, which I’m going to do in the next few days. I was really excited by your most recent post too. i feel like we’re all graduating from our little breakup community. I’m going to post about it later today.

      So glad to hear you are doing so well and I’m excited for your new blog idea. I’m doing really well over here. I feel more like myself than I have in a year, for sure.

      But I have soooooo much more to TELL YOU! So I’m going to mail you separately.

      Lots of love and thanks for all your support as ever x

      • intothebeauty June 27, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

        Ah April! I’ve missed you too! So glad to hear things are going well for you. Please, please, e-mail me. I’d love to chat more since it’s hard for me to get on here a lot of times.

        It truly is great to see you thriving. Talk to you soon 🙂 xox

      • aprileb July 6, 2014 at 10:33 am #

        Oooohhh, I think I just typed your email wrong. Hopefully I’ve reached you now. x

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