Alright, I've already posted a few times and made a thread in this forum in the last hour, but I wanted to post asking this: How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? I mean on a school-day. Maybe compared to a week-end? I only ask because I'm new to the profession and I've heard plenty of people that have been around for 10-15 years say they dread waking up. Maybe not coming in, but they just don't want to wake up and come in and work and so on. The first time someone said something I immediately related. I'm an "okay" morning person, but I feel the exact same way they do. I wake up and would rather stay in bed; however, when I get to school I get this jolt of energy. Coming in and seeing my students, planning future lessons, getting lessons prepared and so forth is a kind of rush. I feel comforted by that. Like my body is letting me know "You are just a normal non-morning person, but you enjoy what you are doing." Is anyone else like this? Anyone have any tips for the morning? I used to be the person that gets up at 5:30 in the morning, runs for ~30 minutes then gets ready for the day. School has made that a night-time routine and I don't think I've completely adjusted.