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Up Early [Bonus Post]

Writing about Procrastination is fun!  In my case, it is usually a fun way to procrastinate writing about something harder.  Since part of my plan here at the IH is to show you just how much alike we are, I to like confess my not-having-it-all-togetherness.  Looking trough some old files, I found this gem.  Since my last Bonus Post went over so well, I thought I’d share this one too.  It’s from January of 2015, when we were living in the awesome apartment.   I knew then I needed to get something started, but had no urgency.  I hope you find it diverting.

Speaking of “diverting,” please enjoy one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies.

Today I’m up early to write.

I didn’t procrastinate right away. Nobody procrastinates at 4:45am!

Okay, yes, I did procrastinate.  First, I decided to not get up.  I turned off Sleep Cycle and set the alarm for 6:00.

Then I talked myself out of sleeping another hour and got on up.

I thought I talked myself out of sleeping in because I thought I saw 100% sleep quality for the night on Sleep Cycle.  After a getting up and having a second look, I saw that it was 60%.   I wanted to hit at least 75% per night.  At least got up!

So after all the drinking of water, reading of Twitter, arranging of furniture and computer, I finally powered up the laptop at 5:15 and started writing at 5:20.  I’m going to have to pay attention to what I do with that time.  That’s a half hour.  I’m sure it’s just easier to lose time at 5:00 in the morning.

I was good last night.

I plugged in my laptop to make sure it had battery this morning.  Unfortunately, I did not plan on what to write about.  So here I am writing about writing at 5:33 in the morning.

Maybe that’s why I was on Twitter.  I was looking for inspiration!

Maybe if I wrote at Starbucks I’d be in a big hurry to get there and would start sooner?  By the time I got there and got my coffee though, it would waste just as much time.

Note:  I did find out about 16 months later that getting up early and writing at Starbucks was very productive for me.

No wonder I have to get up so early.

Okay.  Note to self:  Start a document with topics.  Or a note on my phone.  Use that as my source so that I’m not trying to come with a topic while trying to write.

Note: I started using iPhone notes to keep track of ideas a few months ago.  I currently have a few months worth of ideas captured and ready for writing sessions.

I hope this is funny.  Everything and nothing is funny at 5:37 in the morning.

I just thought of something for the TExistentialist site. I hope it’s not too offensive.  Or do i?

Note: I hope you found it….diverting.  TExistentialist is another blog I was thinking of launching, but decide to focus on this one. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  

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