July Synchroblog – Morning Bird or Night Owl?

Which are you – a Morning Bird or a Night Owl?

Do you roll out of bed in the morning rip roaring and ready to go? Or do you stumble eyes shut to the coffee pot growling at anyone in your way?

Are you in bed before the sun goes down? Or do you burn the midnight oil?

If you asked me just a little more than three years ago, I wouldn’t even hesitate to tell you that i am a true night owl. However, since my pregnancy with my youngest, it seems to be a bit fuzzy. I remember in college I could easily pull all nighters studying for an exam or working on a large project or paper. Even after having my first three children I could easily work in the studio until 3 or 4 in the morning and still function the next day. But lately? Not so much. 

Does that make me a morning person? GOOD HEAVEN’S NO! Even when I make it to bed at a decent hour (11:00 pm or midnight even) I am still a zombie in the morning. Just before leaving Washington, I was meeting a friend of mine at the gym at 5:30 am every day. It was so hard, but I loved it because it gave me a lot of really good energy for the rest of the day. Of course, I would be in bed by 9:30 or 10:00 pm. That is just unheard of for me. With school out for the summer, you will be hard pressed to find me out of bed earlier than 7:00 am, most days 8:00. LOL. I love that I don’t HAVE to go in to a full time job anymore. Of course, that opens a whole new can of worms for me. 

I miss being able to stay awake at night. My most creative time tends to be between the hours of 9 pm and 4 am. Perhaps in the fall, when the kids return to school and Kiari starts full time pre-school, I will be able to get back into the schedule, or at least learn to be creative during the day light hours. 

So what about you? Are you a Morning Person or a Night Owl? 

The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post on the same topic on odd months and on even months we take on a Pinterest Challenge where we each take inspiration from a Pinterest picture, creating something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then posting about it. You can read more from the Artists Synchroblog participants here:

5 thoughts on “July Synchroblog – Morning Bird or Night Owl?

  1. Elenor

    I *knew* you had to be a night owl because I can see by FB that you stay up WAY past my bedtime!!

    I bet as your youngest gets older things will settle in a little bit and you will find that sweet spot again…you’ve had a lot of change in the last couple of years!!

  2. Melissa Muir

    We really have had a lot of changes in the past couple of years. I am hoping that it really is the big culprit of everything. I just have to remind myself that I am still young. Most people in my classes are getting into jewelry making after their kids have grown and are now older. I have to remember that it is most important for me to spend the time with my kids now and that the jewelry stuff, while I want to do it all now, can wait. It is just hard to do the waiting part.  

  3. Heidi

    I am definitely a night owl! But I do have to get up for the day job at 0530 on average (sometimes even earlier when some knuckle-head schedules an 0800 meeting clear out in Kalamazoo on the other side of morning traffic). So, my solution is to TRY to go to bed at a decent time — like before 1 a.m. — Sunday – Thursday. Then Fri and Saturdays (or any days off work!) I get to go down to the studio after the kids go to bed from around 9 to 0300-ish. So I get my creativity in, and still manage to function with the “morning people” the rest of the time.

  4. Melissa Muir


    I am certainly amazed at the fact that I used to get so much done when I was working full time. I would be up until 1 or so in the morning and then back up again at 5:30. I don’t know if it is because I am so much older now or I have three kids or what it is. But I am determined to get back to working out, making jewelry and being a mother all while keeping a relatively sane house. I will figure it out again…. I will just keep telling myself that.  
  5. Heidi

    Hahaha – I think you are younger than I am, and I too have three kids. So I don’t think those are your hurdles. Perhaps you just are no longer insane like I must be!!


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