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The Perks Of Being A Nightowl

I never really understand "morning people." From what I gather (observations noted and often commented on of my family members and friends who are self-labeled as such), early mornings make for productivity--jogs in still-cool air, baking up piles of pancakes or some other large breakfast, running errands, or house-cleaning...all activities I would be fine going the entire day without let alone beginning my day early to accomplish! I am a night owl. I can wake up early; I never slept through a class or showed up late to work despite my tendencies to be awake until two or three am, but I despise rising early. Most of my blog posts are written well after midnight as I listen to music, browse the web, talk to fellow night owls or people on other coasts and generally enjoy myself. I often lament that so many restaurants close by ten or eleven when I start craving sustenance just in those hours. My body starts craving walks even as my stomach grumbles and my mind which was relatively still and quiet (if not downright lethargic) earlier in the day starts to spark and dream and desire to create. Yep, I do not understand those morning people--I seem to be wired completely differently.

Outfit details:
Zara dress
Zara purse

21 comments:

Rory said...

That dress is amazing! And I looove your heels too :)
Rory
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suffocatedbliss said...

I'm a nightowl, too, except I kind of wish I was a morning person. Or that I could be a little bit of both. It would make life far easier and more productive.
- tianna :)

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

I'm the same as you, I can get up early, and I feel very productive when I do it, but I find the time that I am most inspired is late at night. I love curling up with my laptop and writing/editting photos until 3am. You look lovely xo

Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

I think the world will soon change to accommodate night owls better. More places are staying open later or even 24hrs now. We just have to wait for PA to catch up!

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Ana, Playground Love said...

I couldn't agree with you more Rebecca! I feel like I am exactly the same. My energy levels are always so much higher as night, then they are in the morning, especially when I have to wake up early. I almost feel like I need to show my mother this post and maybe she'll stop bothering me about going to bed late ahah

Joanna Haughton said...

Oh, I am one of those crazy morning people. So, I understand that. And I have that exact same dress! I love it! Here's my styling of it recently: http://www.modamamablog.com/2012/08/one-single-moment.html

Thanks!
Sincerely,
Joanna

April said...

I am the exact same. I usually stay up till around 2 or 3 am most nights browsing the web, blogging, watching tv or what not. But unfortunately I still have to be up by 8:30 am so I'm TRYING to break the habit. It's a tough one for us late nighter :)

-April
http://pieceology.com

Amy said...

I feel like you miss so much when you wake up at two, I love my mornings because they allow me to have time for myself before starting a hectic day, to give myself a moment of stillness. I don't think anything can beat a sunrise and the stillness of a morning. Like you said, everyone is wired differently.

MoranSha said...

i, too, am a creature of the night.
but i wish i weren't... i'm trying to rewire myself, but i can't seem to wake up before 9 unless i have somewhere to be (if i wanna wake up early for "no reason" it won't ever happen).
but is it just me or do all parents wake up super early? i mean, does being a mom will make me wake up at 5 am even when my kinds aren't babies anymore? :D

i love reading you.

Krista Marshall said...

I am EXACTLY the same way. I could be running on 2 hrs of sleep and exhausted all day, but come night time my brain suddenly starts running at a million miles an hour.

MintJulep said...

Oh wow, I was such a nightowl once...now the latest I manage to sleep in without my body kickstarting me even if I want to stay in bed is 8 a.m. Oh the perks of late motherhood...
http://fashionfauxps-mintjulep.blogspot.com

Alexa said...

I'm most definitely a night owl, though I have been trying to be good about sleeping early to wake up for work. I find that my mind is most alert and most creative at night.

Elizabeth, Delightfully Tacky said...

Girl, I'm with ya! I to have always woken up on time for early classes or jobs that start at ungodly hours, but I'm a nightowl through and through, and a much happier person when my natural sleep-wake schedule can be allowed. I'm thankful that currently my work situation lets me have that schedule!

Sydney said...

I'm a night owl through-and-through. At night time, I forget I'm tired until I see my warm, cozy bed. :)

The Braided Bandit said...

Love this little white dress, such a pretty and simple silhouette!

Kristian said...

I work at a school and will be needing to get up early again soon. I don't sleep in too late, but love having a little time to myself first thing!

That white dress is lovely.

Laura said...

There are times I wish I was a morning person - mornings really are lovely, as much as I hate to admit it sometimes. But even though my 9-5 job has been skewing my sleep schedule, I will happily stay up into the late-night hours :)

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My Hideaway said...

Yep, once a night owl always a night owl. My mother, a diehard morning person, claimed this would change as I grew older, but it hasn't yet. If anything I'm more inclined to be up late now than I was even in my teens. When I was in Spain, I felt totally at home where people eat dinner at 10 or 11 at night and often stay up till early morning hours. Felt totally natural to me. Clearly, I was born in the wrong country.

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

Is it possible to be a night owl and a morning person? I think I'm both! I like to wake up early so I can get a bunch of things done, but I also like to stay up late and go shopping at the grocery store, peruse the internet, or do whatever else!

-Katie

Michael Furnell said...

maybe someone already mentioned this (I shan't read all the comments), but you ARE wired differently. Something to do with circadian rhythms, etc. Also, there have been studies that have shown that "night owls", in general, have higher IQs (and there is a direct correlation to just HOW late you like to stay up too!). Interesting, hey? Before I had kids I stayed up late as well. Now I sleep and get up way before I want to!

Adin B said...

I have been visiting your blog for quite a long while now and have enjoyed it. Love all your dresses and your shoes. These pair I love. I love your blog as well. I am like you, I am also a night owl and would be awake up to 12 to 2 or even at 3 in the morning and if I have to go somewhere I wake up early to get things ready. don't like to be late at all. My husband's an early riser and he likes to have his own time in the early morning while kids are still sleeping. I get my alone time in the evening. ;)