Early Morning Riser
As I sit here and type this it's 7:45am. I have been up since before the sun today. I have been having a difficult time turning off my brain lately, so this morning when it woke me up I thought, "Dammit!" I'm going to start my day and over ride the voices in my head. I was up and out the door by 6am, got a yummy bagel at Big Dave's in North Conway- best bagels EVER-, got a dark coffee from Starbucks- black-, and then drove to a pretty spot with fields and a river and enjoyed my crack of dawn breakfast while sitting in my car. Funny that I spend so much time on the road that this morning it felt more comfortable than being confined in my real home.
It's been a pretty lovely morning actually. It's drizzly, gray and cold. If I thought I'd have any shot at going back to sleep I would consider going back to bed for a few hours. Pointless! So now I sit here, typing to you, listening to Johnny Cash radio on Pandora. Nothing like a little Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson to quell the mindless inner chatter.
Today I'm going to focus on being present. There is nothing I can change about my past, and my future is all dependent on what I do today. And since I know where I want to be, I know that I have to keep my focus and be open to all that is unfolding around me. Johnny's singing Folsom Prison Blues. Kick ass song.... I'm going to go enjoy it.