The last couple days I’ve done an impossible feat.

I’ve woken up at 5:30 am to write.

I usually have to drag myself out of bed at 7 am every day after my daughter wakes me up, bouncing into bed with me.

I am not a morning person in any sense of the word; I never have been. But lately, I’ve tried to figure out when is the best time of day for me to write, and the only time I truly have to myself is the early morning hours. So, here I am! The second day in a row, fresh from writing close to 1,000 words today. It feels amazing. Sure, I’m exhausted, but what mom of young kids isn’t?

My inspiration for making this life change is three of my best friends, Holly, Kaleena, and Lauren. The three of them get up some mornings super early to train for a half marathon. How awesome is that? They are all moms, too, tired AF like I am, but yet they are doing this for themselves. Though I am not training for a marathon by any means, I feel like getting myself to get up and write is like my own kind of marathon training of writing. Like with running, I know the more I do it, the easier it’ll come to me — and the more I will want to get up and do it.

I am so thankful to my mom for reminding me to be patient, something that is so hard for me to do! She is so encouraging and keeps me excited enough to keep chasing this crazy dream of mine.

And who knows, maybe running a real marathon one day isn’t out of the realm of possibility for me.

Okay, I couldn’t type that last line without laughing out loud.