Why I Love Working The Early Morning Hours
Last week, I celebrated 25 years of working for 98.1 the Hawk and it's been an AWESOME 25 years and I look forward to many more years to come. I want to thank everyone for your kind comments as we celebrated this special event together.
I've been doing the morning show for 21 of the 25 years and the question I get all the time is...How do you like getting up so early to do the morning show? I think I surprise most people with my answer.
I LOVE IT! I really do. The first thing I had to do was forget that it's the middle of the night and it's just a number. In my case, the number is 3:15 a.m. I find it has many, many advantages and only one (sort of) disadvantage.
Why I Love Getting Up Early For The Hawk Morning Show (In No Particular Order)
1) Do you know how everyone complains in the wintertime that it's dark when you go to work and it's dark when you come home? Not me, it's ALWAYS dark when I come to work and it's ALWAYS light when I go home...which is usually between 12 and 1 p.m.
2) My weekend starts early. There's something about being done around noon on a Friday that feels good. It's really beneficial if I want to travel, I can be on my way before traffic hits and I'm not taking any time off of work.
You might say, "Your weekend ends sooner." Ask yourself, would you rather have more time on a Friday afternoon or a Sunday evening? That's an easy answer for me.
3) It only takes 2 1/2 songs to get to work but 4 songs to get home. It's nice not to have anyone slowing me down...unless you count fog and wildlife.
D) I'm not there when the kids wake up. Personally, it's not that much of a disadvantage because they are getting ready for school. I' would be more in the way.
A) I'm there in the afternoon. I remember when Tara was young, she was playing at her cousin's house. She asked my cousin "Where's your daddy?" Her cousin replied, "At work."
Tara thought that daddies were always home in the afternoon and I'm glad that I could be there especially in the summertime. It was nice to do things with them when they were growing up and that is priceless.
The hours may seem weird but if I'm wrong I don't want to be right.