WHO AM I? It depends on when you ask me. I can be the french maid, the family nanny, the resident nurse, the interior decorator, the accomplished chef (for some people mac and cheese is an accomplishment), the wannabe writer, the trophy wife, or what ever I need to be. I'm a mom and a wife. That means I'm a little bit of everything. But here with you... I hope I can just be me. How does that sound?
I am nocturnal. Well, that is not true exactly. I just never get sleep, unless you count dozing off during cartoons in the morning. I just keep thinking of the Meet Virginia song when it says "She only drinks coffee at midnight when the moment is night right, her timing is quite unusual." Well I don't drink coffee, especially not at midnight. But this is the time of day when I feel motivated. I feel like I want to go exercise, and I can clean my house, and get all the things done that need to completed. Also, my creativity seems to peak in the wee small hours of the morning.
Now do not misinterpret what I typed. I do not normally do these things at midnight, because my logical side says that it is too silly to get up and exercise at 12:30 and I may wake the household by doing so. And doing the dishes at 12:30 is also not a good option especially since the dishwasher is loud enough to wake the people sleeping 3 blocks away. But truthfully in the middle of the night I really want to do these things. I think there is a number of reasons I feel this way.
1. I am realizing that another day has passed and I didn't do these things that I had really wanted to do and if I did them now then I would have more time to do things I wanted to do the next day.
2. The house is quiet, everyone else is taken care of, I can FINALLY focus on me and what I want.
3. I don't have a toddler throwing a tantrum while I poorly attempt to do push-up instead of sit and watch her have fun. (Because isn't that what a mom is supposed to do watch you do everything you want to do while she doesn't nothing she wants to do, because really mothers do not want to do anything but watch their kids all day. (Sorry little ranting I know.))
There is one other time of day when I feel this motivation it normally falls between 10-11 in the morning. Unfortunately, it is at this time of day that my daughter assumes she needs my undivided attention. I really need to get her a playmate. I've seriously learned that sometimes it is easier to watch two kids instead of one. Because they entertain each other that is until they start fighting. Then the headaches ensue and chaos becomes the new order. :)
Is midnight a bad time to exercise, clean, blog, write a book? What time of day are you productive? Does your motivation come at inappropriate times?