If you would have told my mid-20’s self that, by the time I hit my mid-30’s, I would be a full-fledged early riser, I would have laughed in your face. But here I am, in my mid-30’s, and I’m (dare I say it?!) an early riser!! When the alarm goes off, between 5:30 and 6:00am (for 6 days of the week), I may not always want to get up, but I never regret it, once I’m up.
There are a few great reasons to start getting up early:
- It’s quiet! Especially on the weekend, the world doesn’t stir much before 8am; the roads are quiet (which is great, for those early-morning cycles), you get your choice of waterfront view, and a big bonus is there are no crowds!
- You can get stuff done! Our lives seem to becoming increasingly busy, but it’s amazing how productive you can be in those hours before 9:00am, especially on the weekend!
- You get to watch fantastic sunrises! Enough said.
The days are getting shorter and the sun is rising later, so we are taking advantage of these still-light mornings before the seasons change. During the summer, we try to eat breakfast down by the water, once a week. It’s a nice way to start the day! This past week, we walked down to Kits Beach and had our choice of bench, overlooking the water.
From there, we walked down past Granville Island, along the seawall, before heading up towards our respective workplaces.
Yesterday morning, we hopped on the bikes in an attempt to catch the sunrise. A great place to do this is on the Cambie Street Bridge.
We trundled down to the Olympic Village seawall and, again, we had our choice of bench!
We had almost an hour to enjoying our breakfast and morning coffee as the sun rose, before the rest of Olympic Village began to stir.
We never tire of mornings like this 🙂