Things I appreciate now that I'm older....12:00 AM
Early bedtimes. I used to be a night owl but that was mostly due to being out at the clubs and partying all the time. Now that I'm older, I prefer to physically be in bed by 8pm, relaxing until lights out which is 930/945pm. I also find that when I go to bed later than my regular bedtime (ie. past 1030pm), I feel like death the next day.
Early wakings. Noon used to be the earliest I got up but that was back in the day when I partied hard. Now I prefer to be up by 6am so I can get to my morning routine to start my day. I also feel so much more productive when I'm up early getting things done.
Predictable routine. I find that as I get older, I need routine in my life to help me feel sane and calm. I like knowing what's going to happen during any given day and when things go awry, I get a little frazzled.
Coffee. I never drank coffee until I started working full time (23 years old) and even then, it was whatever the coffee truck had to get me through the day.
One of my favourite things is to find amazing coffee recommendations and the bolder, the better. I'm a fan of medium and dark roasts, full of body with a slightly nutty taste.
Wine. Back in the day, cocktails were my drink of choice; the fruitier, the better. I never even considered wine but now that I'm older, wine is my go to. I'm a white wine person; pinot grigio or riesling are my favourites.
Staying in. Heading out to bars, being around crowds and just being out makes me tired.