Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I used to think I was a creature of the night, much like my raccoon friends. As a youngster, I'd feel this tingle of excitement all over as I would stay up until the wee hours of the morning curled up with a book, or watching one of our five television channels, or talking with friends, or laying on the trampoline looking at the stars and listening to the crickets chirp after the rest of the world had retired.
Even now, I go through occasional spurts where I feel this same energy - especially during the run of my shows or when I first meet a young feller who tickles my fancy.
However, I think the sun and my body made some sort of secret pact without me knowing. My mind thinks that if the sun is awake, my body needs to be awake. On the weekends I will wake up refreshed and stretching to bask in the sun's rays as I take a glance at the clock. What? Prior to 7am on the weekend?! Alas, it is the weekend and I can nap later if I need to - might as well get up and enjoy the daylight.
There is this precious time of the day when all the world starts to come to life. I now feel the energy and joy from being there to witness the awakening that I used to from ruling the night.
I still don't know if I would call myself a "morning person," but the more people I am around at early hours, the more I realize I'm probably one of those annoying folks about whom you think, "Why the #$&! are you so happy this early in the morning? Shut up. Go away." But I can't really call myself a night person because, even though I defy this feeling every so often, once 11pm hits my mind is off in never never land.
How 'bout you? Do you know if you are a morning or a night person? What are your prime indicators?