Dear Annabella,

I am honestly jealous! I cannot for the life of me wake up early! I wake up at 4:30 am once a year — when the family drives to St. Louis from Denver, but only to relocate from bed to car to continue to sleep. I mean, gods forbid the house is on fire …. nope, I’ll probably be found dead later on in the charred remains as the charred remain. It may sound morbid, but it’s just honest.

I can’t tell you how often I’ve tried & failed to become a morning person. Many, many times, throughout my life. Nothing doing. Sigh. I have come to accept who I am — a night owl.

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