How do you travel through the world? Are you more a creature of the day or the night? I, myself have always been an early riser. When I was in high school, I would feel that I had missed out on something if I had awoken after sunrise. I am still a morning creature. I wake up around sunrise on weekdays and am usually out the door before 7am. Seeing the first slivers of a new day is exciting for me. It’s like getting a sneak preview of the day’s events while many are still at home in bed.
I’ve had a cold for the past few days (still lingering from my Iceland/ Scotland adventure!) and I haven’t been sleeping well. In fact, I’ve been waking up even earlier with coughing fits. This morning I was up at 4:30am and I started sending emails because I couldn’t fall back asleep (I’m sure my European colleagues appreciated prompt responses today!). It felt good to wander this morning and it was an especially pretty walk with the light from the rising sun.
If you follow my blog you may remember my post “Home Sweet Boston” in which I mention that I want to start seeing the city with a “traveler’s mindset” to spark more joy at home when I’m not traveling. Well, Dear Reader, my morning commute is a beautiful way for me to see this city with new eyes.
I have lived in a few Boston locations and wanted to share some pictures of what I have seen on my early morning walks in and around the city.
If you’re feeling restless at home, Dear Reader, consider setting your alarm for 5am and embarking on an early morning adventure. It’s amazing how much you can see when you are determined to look at the world with new eyes.