Brooklyn Shimmers

Even on my days off or while on vacation, I could never seem to shake off the persistent habit of waking up early. Not 9am or 10am early but more like 6am early. I’ve always felt that the earlier you jumpstart your day, the better your overall attitude will be.

But it’s not just enough about waking up early. It’s about waking up early with a purpose which is what really keeps you motivated. There comes a certain level of accomplishment and self-satisfaction from knowing that while everyone else is probably still in bed cuddling their pillow, you’ve risen earlier than most of them and have gotten a lot more done.

Four times a week, I drive to the local gym amidst the peace and quite of the early morning and having familiarized myself with how the sky typically gets at that time, I brought my camera along to retain a glimpse of it. Those early mornings all I can think of is what Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”