On Being a Morning Person

I am a morning person, which means different things to different people. To some, it’s about the ritual of a warm cup of coffee and a quiet hour spent with a book. To others, it’s an oasis before the kids start stirring. I’d be lying if I said I leap from the covers bright-eyed and bushy tailed. It’s never easy to wake up at 5 and convince myself to put two feet on the floor or inchworm my body from a warm sleeping bag. So, why?

Sunrise SUP session

I’m a morning person because so few people are which makes it a perfect time to paddle board.

Morning—early morning—is my favorite time of day. The rest of the world is sleeping; whatever I see in those still, early hours becomes a secret that only I’m in on. Well, me and a few fisherman or sleepy-eyed commuters.

If I could give anyone advice on how to live a little bit “better,” it would be to wake up early and paddleboard. It gets easier to do, but it never gets less incredible to experience.

It’ll be our little secret.

Sunrise on a wood SUP