Are You an Owl Trying to Function at Sparrow’s Fart?

Are you an owl trying to function at sparrow's fart?

I asked the question the other day…

‘When are you in the zone?’

I drag my feet until 4pm and then BOOM! I’m on fire until the wee hours of the morning…

I love working at night…

My very first job out of high school was putting the midnight till dawn shift to air at a local radio station…

I was in my element…

I always found it difficult dealing with school hours…

I was constantly late…

Because I’d been up until 3am – the artists’ hour – drawing, playing music, being creative…

And painting my nails…

Not to be rebellious…

Just because that’s when I was on fire…

Imagine how different my life would have been if I could have gone to high school at night time?

Anyway…

My Facebook friend, Chriss, made the comment that she’s the complete opposite to me…

She’s up early and is on fire during the day…

Chriss is a Personal Trainer, which got me thinking about the five years I spent in the fitness industry, also as a Personal Trainer…

I decided to take a break from entertainment at the time of the 2011 floods…

I’d been in the entertainment industry for 20 years and I was being called within myself to do something different for a while…

I was called to follow the path into fitness and, as to be expected when you tune in and listen to the guidance from your soul, things started falling into place…

I ended up working at a council gym…

It was a 70km drive there AND back because we’d moved to the country, but the hours were 10am – 7pm and I was ok with that…

Until, one day the manager came in and said they were changing the hours…

We were opening at 6am!

AGHAST!!

WTF!

It took me 18 months to stop swearing at being in this frozen centre at 6am in the morning BY MYSELF and to adjust to getting up at 4.30am to get ready in time for the 45 minute drive…

It was no fun, but I was in the middle of my training, which I was otherwise enjoying and it with access to the gym, so I decided to stick it out…

Eventually, I was ready for bed by 9pm so I was at least getting a few hours sleep before doing it all over again…

But even though I had adapted to the new hours, as soon as I stopped working at the gym, my body clock went back to its old ways…

Back to the midnight hours…

And back to entertainment…

When I think back to all of the jobs I’ve had, the ones I’ve enjoyed the most were either at night time or they were shift work that didn’t start at an ungodly hour…

Which brings me back to the point of tuning in and being true to ourselves…

When are you on fire?

At what time of the day are you functioning at your peak?

And where are you compromising to either fit in with others or trying to operate in a way that works for someone else but doesn’t work for you?

I’m a night owl…

That doesn’t mean I have to be up at sparrow’s fart, hanging out with the sparrows, feeling like it’s what I have to do to be successful…

That’s not saying there’s anything wrong with the sparrows…

Sparrows are awesome…

But my soul is filled when I hang out with the owls…

The creative people who are awake at the artists’ hour…

It’s when you surrender to what your soul needs and who you are at the core, that’s when you’ll find your joy…

When you truly tune in and are completely honest with yourself…

Who are you?

Are you an owl?

Are you a sparrow?

Or are you flying somewhere in between?

Kathryn xx

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