The Light Vanished

If you’re like me, you absolutely LOVE the fall.  I mean, autumn is my favorite time of the year. The foliage, the colours, the crisp air when you first walk outside in the morning…all of it combines to equal my absolute most enjoyed season.

But there’s a downside. This downside is affecting me more than it probably should, too…and it’s starting to get on my nerves.

Like Sunshine, I am a HUGE morning person. I love waking up with my alarm at 6am and having the room already bathed in light. There’s just something extra special about the feeling of enjoying a full day by getting up with the sun.

The only problem these days is that the light has vanished from my room at 6am.

Lately, I’ve found myself having a very difficult time not only to wake up around 6am, but even to get out of bed by 6:30am or sometimes 7am!  Now for those of you who aren’t “morning people”, this may not be that big of a deal. For me, though, it’s very bizarre and not something I’m used to.

At one point yesterday morning, I actually felt as though I was drunk when I got out of bed. It was the most surreal experience. I woke up with the alarm, dragged myself out of bed, and stumbled to the hallway. I actually staggered and stumbled and almost crashed into the door before giving myself a chuckle and trying to focus a little bit more.

I need my light. I miss my sun. It’s nice that I’m already awake for the daily sunrise, but it’s 7am or later by the time that happens. I feel as though part of my day has already finished!

I’m sure I’m not alone here. I know there are people out there (…ahem…Sunshine…ahem…) who dislike autumn because (1) it’s immediately followed by winter and (2) the days are shorter. I’m a guy who LOVES this time of year but HATES that my sunlight isn’t there with me when I wake up.

My light vanished. And now I have to wait about six months before it comes back.

Hopefully I can wake myself up without it..


6 thoughts on “The Light Vanished

  1. Oh, yeah! I hate it too. We now leave the house in the morning in the dark. It’s just hard to get moving.

    Fall used to be my favorite season when I lived in the midwest. The changing leaves, the cooler temps, the feeling of anticipation for upcoming holidays and the start of school. Now I don’t get the changing leaves & cooler temps (in Texas the leaves have started falling off the trees simply because they are dead from the drought–not the same!) and fall just isn’t what it used to be!

  2. Now, now. There are lots of things that I absolutely LOVE about fall, sir. The two things that I really dislike is the darkness and that it signals winter coming. Everything else – the colours, the crispness, Thanksgiving and Halloween, fall fashion…I love all of those things.

    So bite me. heh.

  3. Fall is my absolute favorite season-
    I wish it lasted at least 6 months!

    Good news at least you will get an
    hour extra sleep soon when the
    clocks “fall back”….I look
    forward to that always 😉

    Here’s to a beautiful autumn!!

  4. You should check out one of those sun up alarm clocks. They gradually turn your light on simulating the sun rising. I blogged about mine recently for the exact same reasons you described…er, except I’m not a morning person…lol…I need the sun to force me awake.

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