Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Morning

(source: We Heart It)

It's only taken 5 years in the working world, but I've finally had the PERFECT Monday Morning. (No, I didn't take the day off. ha That'd be cheating) It's a combination of the perfect mix CD & my "Be Better" for Lent plan.

Why did it take me so long to realize I absolutely hate my alarm clock? I finally switched to one with a CD player & asked my wonderful friend & master of mixtapes, Emma, if she would burn me a morning mix. She took so much care to pick songs that start soft & then energize, seriously it's like every track, so I don't startle awake anymore & hate the world. And the variety... oh baby... everything from Kanye & Jay-Z to Red Hot Chili Peppers to Indie I've never heard of before but am falling in love with. If mixtapes were a job Emma would be a millionaire.

Once I finished my little bed dance party (that sounds dirty... I'm just talking about jamming to my mix before I face the world haha) I had to pack up all my food for the day. So I actually COOKED before 7am, had an amazing breakfast & brought a lunch I can actually be excited for.

These next 2 weeks will be a test for me. I'm moving to a bigger apartment at the end of the month & I really need to push my running training to get back on track. So between packing, cleaning & running, I anticipate a lot of tired... hopefully a solid morning plan like this will help to get me through.


  1. that "mixtape" sounds absolutely delightful!

    I hope it all works to plan...a masterful plan, at that! :)

  2. Sounds so awesome! I'm jealous of your mix tape:) Have a great day!!

  3. I'm glad you are having a good Monday. Those are SO hard to come by :) I tried music but it just adds a soundtrack to my dreams rather than actually waking me up. Only the annoying "beep beep beep" works :(

  4. I forgot to ask you if you liked the CD and so I"m very happy to hear that it does make your mornings better!! (and you said you like it publicly which makes me blush a little). I'll email you the song list now so you can call those indies by name!

  5. (note: i went to comment yesterday but got distracted and forgot) anyway...sounds like you had a great day! I love waking up to songs rather than stupid alarm clock. It's WAY better. And I completely agree that having a lunch you're excited for makes the day much improved! And yay for new apartment!


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