I am an early riser. I am off from school all summer and people have asked if I am sleeping late which makes me laugh. 6:30 would be late for me, as my usual time to rise is between 5 and 6. I love the quiet of the early morning, the sound of the birds, the first light of day. I will often take a walk to my favorite pond to listen to the sounds of nature there, and feel the intensity of the sun on my back as it rises full. It centers me for the day, helps set the tone before the rush and responsibilities kick in.