First off, let me say, is it cold enough for you? A chilly morning it is here in Texas indeed. Flurries in the forecast? I vaguely remember leaving the brisk winters of Boston behind over a decade ago, yet here I am… Cuddled up under the covers with a cup of coffee that I can’t keep warm.
I have my morning ritual: my alarm goes off and I sleepily slide on my slippers, shuffle to the kitchen, press brew on the coffee maker, and crawl back into bed until the smell of freshly brewed coffee permeates the house. I then shuffle back to the coffee pot to blindly concoct my morning cup, take my first sip, and then the life of the day begins. Admittedly, I shuffle back to bed and hold my cup close to my heart and think about the day before, the day at hand, and what I want for the next. Every. Morning.
This has been my routine for years. I could sleep an extra hour, but I have always taken great comfort in this routine. I’ve tried to read or to write morning pages. It just doesn’t work. As I sit and write this, yes, I’ve been up for three hours already, none of the other morning rituals have ever worked for me. In fact, the agitation I feel when I try and switch it up is so immense, it’s not worth it. This is what makes us creatures of habit.
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure why I am sharing this with you today. I didn’t have it on my agenda to post a blog. I suppose part of me needed to write, to open up, as my last few weeks have been rather tumultuous and I feel great guilt as I enjoy my cup of coffee, an addiction in and of itself, while another loved one struggles with their own; perhaps I am curious to know of others morning rituals to find peace before the chaos of the day ensues, either way, it feels good to be writing.
There is something about the gusts of wind howling from the window behind me, it reminds me of the back and forth of the ocean. It will be time to suit up to head outside soon enough, but until then, I sit with the pup, down comforter, and my cup. However, your day begins, whatever it brings you, and what you bring to the table, I hope it is everything that you dream it to be. Thanks for your continued readership.