Stacey Loscalzo

Apr 01

April Love: My Morning View

by Stacey


I love anything that Susannah Conway does from her journaling class to her August Break series to her Blogging from the Heart classes. When I read that she was kicking off a new series called April Love, I did a little happy dance. I can’t wait to see what she brings to us this month.

Today’s prompt is ‘My Morning View.’ I thought for this go round, I would give a try at photo and journal prompts like I did a long time back when I took Ali Edwards 31 Things class.

After reading Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before, I have been thinking an awful lot about habits. Rubin’s premise is that people fit in to one of four tendencies and our tendency informs the way we make and break habits. I am very clearly an Obliger, a person who really needs external motivation to change and keep habits. Rob, however, is anUpholder, a person who succeeds with internal motivation alone.

The differences in habits is crystal clear in the morning. Rob rises and shines right when the alarm goes off. It doesn’t matter if he has a work meeting or is simply getting up to go for a run. He never, ever hits snooze. I, on the other hand, have a strong love/hate relationship with my snooze button. Each night, as I fall asleep, I promise myself that I will jump right out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off. And each morning, I snooze and then snooze again. Eventually I make it downstairs to catch a few minutes of quiet before I wake the girls. More often than not, my ‘morning view’ involves a lot of coffee and a little bit of blog reading.

How about you? What do you see when your eyes are first opening?


  1. Kristen says:

    Sounds like a fun series! My morning view, at least after M and E have left the house for the day, is much like yours. And you are not the first to rave about Rubin’s new book. I think I need to check it out–dying to see which type I am!

  2. Andrea says:

    I love Susannah Conway too, but I somehow missed this. I just went and signed up. Definitely need some inspiration this time of year. And by a coincidence, I ordered Gretchen Rubin’s book from the library this morning. April…must be spring cleaning time for the soul. And I am not a jump out of be person at all either–I don’t even set an alarm because when I do, I wake up every half hour, all night long, expecting it to go off any second. The first thing I see when I crawl out of bed at 6:30 is three sleepy, grumpy boys who don’t want to get up either.

  3. Katie says:

    Love this. My morning view always involves tea – and I have the same relationship with my snooze button. So curious to read Rubin’s new book!

    • Stacey says:

      That darn snooze button. It really angers me! Rubin’s book was really interesting. I didn’t think it was that well written but she made some really interesting points.

  4. Tamara says:

    I love morning view prompts! Sadly I look at my phone usually. At the clock. 
    Then I try to stay in bed for as long as I can.
    On a good day I stretch and take deep breaths.

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