I've never been one to stay in bed, except for the necessity of sleep, which over the years often did not come easy. Even when I was sick as a dog, I had to get up and go to work, or get up and do something instead of lying in bed feeling like crap. I've never really been a morning person either, but not in the tradtional sense. It was mostly because I didn't get much sleep. I wasn't grumpy or lethargic and I never needed a cup of coffee or food just to get me going. I recall on one of my two vacations that I took in over twenty years (yeah... two vacations in twenty-two years), I would wake up at 6AM without an alarm... just to go stroll on the beach alone... no other footprints... no one else around. Of course my travelling buddy would keep on sleeping, but that was fine.
Then upheaval. Three years ago. Change. It was involuntary change, but much needed. Change followed by two years of relative peace and calm... literally. Then change approaching again.... so soon? Unwilling change, unwanting of change. Ill prepared for change... Did I mention change? This morning I started to write... actually write what I was feeling at the very moment, but I can't share it. All I could think of was "Retreat!". To be cozy and floopy in a warm, comfy bed, because outside it feels too damn cold.