Thank you for sharing your fascinating story with us. I am looking forward to reading more.
The older I get the more I value family, kindness & flexibility of attitude.
And as far as morning routines go — you just do you, as the kids say. Find out what works for you, not what anyone else thinks should work. That’s the truest meaning of self care. What if exercising during lunchtime or in the evening makes you more energized? Good luck.