This is a great article! Very inspiring and I look forward to being more of a morning bird. My obstacle I've run into is that my boyfriend likes to stay up late or party on the weekends a lot. I would love to be social, but I'd rather be up in the early morning hours to enjoy life, sober. I fear that me waking up early will disconnect me from my friends and boyfriend. But I do want to enjoy life more and find that waking up early to meditate and get some personal work done, writing my book, load of laundry, whatever would be so enjoyable. Any thoughts on this? were you a morning riser before your children? I feel that I'll have to wait until I'm older to be a morning person... advice? :) Thank you!!