Earliness

Start early
and
begin raising
the bar throughout
the day.
Bruce Jenner
My husband isn’t really good at waking up early.  He owns a gazillion alarm clocks and it took me a while to convince him that we only need one alarm clock and that I’ll wake him up.  It’s an exhausting task, but it is so much better than waking up to a hundred different alarms.  Recently though because of extra work load he’s been getting up an hour earlier than usual to get to work early (I am still doing the waking up).   A couple of days ago he mentioned that he thinks that being “early” is better. Not only because there is less traffic and he gets to work early but he’s more productive.  He went on to explain that he has formulated a new theory that being “early” to most things in life is better, like doing post graduate studies, getting married, having kids or whatever it is you want to do in life.

My mother for instance is an early bird, she likes to wake up early, go to bed early and generally be early to most things in life.  It works for her.  I loved waking up at down, crawling into her bed and drinking coffee with her while talking about everything and nothing in life.  Those early hours were our bonding time.
Some people are late bloomers in general. They don’t shine in life until they are older. They are plain Janes in school and probably through university then suddenly their star rises. I tend to wonder is this something in their genetic makeup or is it just that they become motivated and find their passions in life?
I tend to agree and disagree as usual.  I like to go early to movies so I don’t get stuck with crappy seats, but I hate going to Egyptian weddings early.  In general I like being on time.  As for having kids, yes I think the younger you are as a woman you are physically better equipped to handle pregnancy, child birth and caring for the monkeys.  On the other hand, if you are a little older you also tend to be wiser and maybe better mentally and intellectually to raise the monkeys.  I keep trying to decide which is better, but I keep coming up with pros and cons that tend to balance each other out.

Are you an early bird or a late bloomer? Do you think it’s genetic? What’s your take on it?

7 Comments

  • At 2009.05.20 09:28, inas said:

    fel baraka al boukour by the way i miss our bonding hours

    • At 2009.05.21 13:19, jessyz said:

      Call me I am usually awake.

      • At 2009.05.20 14:08, rania said:

        you are agreat woman to carry all of these tiring on your shoulder.

        • At 2009.05.20 14:12, rania said:

          you are agreat woman to decide to convice your husband for walking up early . iam alazy woman beacause i lived in jeddah and idislike to live there.

          • At 2009.05.21 13:19, jessyz said:

            Hahaha I wish I were great, I will just settle for “trying hard” I live in Kuwait and I am not very happy here either, the loneliness is terrible. Find things to do and try to make friends and eventually everything will work itself out.

            • At 2009.05.20 22:03, Brownie said:

              i am kind of early bird, i love waking up early to catch the day from the start.
              i don’t there is a certain time for things to be done, el mohem u do it in the right time for u, for example, ppl who get married, they may be able to take and aware of responsibility and may be not

              • At 2009.05.21 13:32, jessyz said:

                Yeah catching the day from the start is always great.
                And yes the bride and groom can be late :-) they deserve it.