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Too much life goes by asleep.

by Wench on March 19, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Nathaniel asked me to start waking up with him on days when he doesn't have to be in until 9:00. I'm not a morning person. I don't set alarms unless I have to. But I've started the past few days, and even found myself waking up 15-20 minutes before my alarm. I feel more motivated, get more done and have more time to myself before Constantine gets up.

It got me thinking about all the hours of life I've missed out on, sleeping more than I needed to. I like being here for them.


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