I remember deciding a while back that I’m neither a morning person or a night owl. Now, though, from years of having to wake up for a 9 to 5 job, my body pretty much wakes up around 7am every day no matter what. How unfortunate! I still don’t consider myself a morning person but then you’d think that makes me a night owl. Well, maybe in my 20s, sure. Possibly in my 30s too, but now in my 40s I’m pretty much OK if I’m in bed before 10pm. When I was a teenager and in my 20s, I didn’t know old people didn’t give a hoot! I kinda like not giving a hoot.
I had a friend many years ago and even though he was in his 20s, when our group of friends would hang out, at a certain hour of the late evening he’d always say something like, “I”m fading.” Back then, I’d never admit it (even if I was getting very sleepy) so I admired him for telling the truth. But like I said, now in my 40s I turn things down somewhat often if they haven’t started or been going since 9 or 930.
So how about you? If you had to pick staying up till midnight every day for the rest of your life but you can sleep till 9, or you can go to bed at 9 but have to wake up at 6 every day, which would you choose?
I also heard there’s a certain age when a person starts caring about bird-watching. People in their 20s don’t notice birds like people in their 40s and beyond. It’s true for me, too. Two decades ago I couldn’t even tell you there were different types of woodpeckers. Now I get all giggly when I see a pileated woodpecker and a red-headed woodpecker on the same day!
See you again tomorrow…
-Out of the Wilderness