July 20, 2012

It's Finally Time for Another Sunrise Series

If you’ve been around here for a while, you may remember last year when I had my first (and only) Sunrise Series.  For the sake of better explaining what this series is about, here is an excerpt from last August:

“I am a night owl.  I like being up late; I like how quiet the world is at 2 am; I like feeling like I’m getting a lot done while others are sleeping, and I’m certain I think more clearly past 1 am. (Sean would strongly disagree with that last statement.)  Since I work from home, my night-owl routine has gotten completely out of control. It’s not abnormal for me to send work emails between the hours of 1 and 3 am, start papers well after midnight, and even work on pottery in the early hours of the morn. Monday and Tuesday of this week I went to bed around 4am and last night I fell asleep a little before 2. Inevitably, I go to bed super late, get 5 or 6 hours of sleep, and then rise feeling groggy, unrested, and achy.  This is a stupid schedule and it needs to stop.  I must surrender to a non-musician, adult schedule and get back on track.

In order to do this, I’m going to begin a sunrise series.  For one week I will get up at dawn, take pictures of the sunrise, and post it on this blog. Next, I will post a picture of the coffee I am drinking, because once I have coffee I am UP.  (If I didn’t add that last part, I would post the sunrise picture, go back to sleep, and hide my dirty little secret from you forever.)  Hopefully, this will be the accountability I am needing.  My theory is that I’ll be so tired from getting up at 5 am, that I’ll be ready for bed well before midnight.  And then I’ll do it again, and again, and after 5 days the spell will be broken.  We’ll see… So… starting Monday, you’ll see something like this posted when you wake-up:

 


Fingers Crossed...”

That was published the Friday before the Sunrise Series started, and sure enough, I was up on Monday enjoying the sunrise, with a fresh cup of coffee in my hand. It was awesome. All in all, that week rocked (with the exception of one minor fail) and now, I'm craving another...

Soooo, dear friends, starting on Monday (after a very full weekend I might add...) I will rise (let’s hope) at sunrise and begin the Sunrise Series again. Woohoo! I’m excited!!  Anyone want to join?  If you do, email me the photos you take of the sunrise (and your coffee if you wish) at mae.twohootsandaholler@gmail.com and I’ll publish them throughout the week. 

Alright friends, let's do this. 

      


15 comments:

The Pink Growl said...

That first picture is amazing! where do you live?

Danielle said...

Does it count if I have to do it for work?! ;-) love u

Mae said...

@Danielle Of course! Send me the photos friend! :)

Dilan Dilir said...

love sunset photos,so beautiful!

Treasure Tromp said...

love this!

Katie said...

i am much more of a morning person than a night person! that sounds like a good plan! looking forward to some sunrise pics next week!

Thriftary said...

You bet I will send you some sunrise pics! I think next time you should do a moonrise series, and we can all send you pictures of our butts. you in?

-Emily- said...

This is a great idea. I will say that I AM going to join you in this. I stay up until 1 or 2 every single night & then sleep until 9:30 or 10am. I have even trained my 2 year old to sleep until 9:30 am. ;)

Kara said...

I love this idea! You've completely inspired me to do the same thing this week. You rock!!

vintage grey said...

Beautiful photos!! Such a great idea, too!! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

MEAGAN RIGNEY said...

Gorgeous pictures! Good luck getting up (I'll have a cup of coffee with you in my mind, it is my life force...!)

this hive. said...

hi there!!! newest follower to your amazing blog! love this series... cant wait to read more from ya and would love if you followed me back!
xox
ellen
thishive.blogspot.com

Ashleigh Nichole said...

That sunrise is so pretty! I so wanna be there wanna trade places for a day! I could so do your life. I too am a night owl & I would have no problem staying up :) Cute post! I cannot wait to see the others...

JeNeal said...

This is so awesome! I love the idea.. I, myself need to get a better routine going maybe i'll join you in this series!! :D Beautiful sunrise btw!! ;0)

xoxox

Libby A. said...

I love this idea and the accountability part too! I think I'm going to try and start this. I have been saying I'm going to wake up for a devotional and workout forever now and I am the queen of hitting snooze lol. thanks! Hopefully you will be receiving my pics =P