I ask because initially I mis-read the title of this post of Fie’s: http://fieuponthisquietlife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/what-do-you-want-to-do-when-you-grow-up.html
Immediately I started thinking about what I want to do first thing in the morning. What I need to do is yoga (and usually don’t want to); what I also need (and can usually get myself to do) is vigorous aerobic exercise (don’t ask me why it’s easier to go for a jog or fling myself at an elliptical machine than to sit on a mat and stretch); what I truly want to do is get a cup of tea and go back to bed with my laptop. I usually do that last thing only when travelling without Sir John, who normally sleeps later than I do. For the last month, I have had tea and writing in bed nearly every day. Sometimes it’s my journal, sometimes it’s scholarly writing, but either way, I love my comfortable early-morning sessions, whether there’s sun streaming in the window or whether I enjoy the contrast between the streaks of rain on the panes and my snug nest.
I wish I could do this at home, but the cats think that once a human is up, they should be fed and entertained. It’s easier on all of us if I run out to the gym, so there is no wide-awake human in the house who refuses feline blandishments. Maybe I should take my laptop to the gym (there is a hanging-out area there). Perhaps I’ll try that this fall. Not on teaching days, when I will have to get out of the house early-early (and will have to fit in writing time in the afternoon, not my favorite), but it’s worth a shot on other days.