The G M P

It's 10 a.m. I'm up and writing.

That calls for a ribbon cutting ceremony!  

I'm not a Morning Person. When I am, I'm a G M P (yep you guessed it, Grumpy Morning Person). I believe I am lacking an enzyme in my body that allows me to be enthusiastic about life before 11 a.m.

It is a shame though, there are a lot of things I love about mornings. The soft sun rays breaking in through the windows, the dewy scent of grass and the slow undressing of day. Plus, that feeling that you have all the time in the world to check off that long to-do list of the day (woohoo!). I'm not even being sarcastic.

Mornings are usually the slowest part of a day. My brain processor speed drops by 300% and I move like a sloth reaching for banana (if they eat bananas). The first thing I do when I get out of bed is jump straight into the shower once I have managed to free myself from my blanket cocoon. Then I sit in front of the dressing table and stare into   n    o   t   h   i   n   g   n   e   s   s   for an entire 15 mins. It takes that long for me to register that my life starts after those 900 seconds. My excuse would be that I'm waiting for my hair to dry.

Of course, this is only done in the comfort of my own house, it's a different thing when I travel with friends though. I mean, I try to be as enthusiastic as I can. Or perhaps I'm just less grumpy in the mornings while on vacation mode.

I do envy people who are able to get up early everyday, it is a clear sign that they are obviously winning in life. You have no idea how many times my toothbrush literally flew out of my hand while I was brushing my teeth. Besides scrubbing my teeth I have to scrub my toothbrush (with someone else's hehehe just kidding) and then I have no energy or time for breakfast.

The only reason why I am here is because I couldn't sleep the entire night despite staying out till 4 a.m.. What an irony to fail at the one thing I do best. I have a sensitive/wonky body clock which doesn't quite like it when I try to live in an alternate time zone and it punishes me with sleeplessness. In an attempt to reset it, I am planning to stay up the entire day. And if it doesn't work, I might just have to move overseas... you know just felt the need to inform you guys of this future possibility..

By the time I finish writing this post it would be 11 am. I would then be able to start my day proper and get some design work done while pretending that I have had 8 hours of sleep! I've been really busy working on artworks for my zine projects, which I am really excited to share more about soon! I'm so glad that I had this time to write though. See, aren't mornings just amazing?

To end off this post, if you see me before 10 a.m., a flat white would be great (a glazed donut would be a bonus) and I apologize in advance for my resting bitch face

I was really curious to whether sloths eat bananas so I did a search. Apparently it seems like it all boils down preferences - sloth eats banana vs. no bananas. Oh btw, Good Morning! ☺