Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reverb14 Day 11: ritual and routine

I’ve been getting up at 5am most days for the last few months. It wouldn’t be my preference but that’s when bambino decides the day is starting (and I’ll forgive him, because he’s been sleeping through the night!).

It’s still dark when we get up. Once I have tended to his needs and placed him on his play mat with a couple of toys, I always do the same thing; I switch on the coffee machine. The type of breakfast I make; the extent to which I catch up on my email and instagram feeds; the time that the rest of the family wake up: these things all all vary. But switching on the coffee machine is the one thing I do without fail and without thinking.

What can I say? I’m a Melbourne girl: it’s coffee first!

What tiny rituals: signal that your day is starting; help you ease into a creative project; give you closure from an intensive task; or mark other significant milestones in your day? What new rituals would you like to create in the new year?

You are warmly invited to share your response in the linky below. Be sure to check out the other amazing responses while you're there! (Trust me, this is how the magic happens.)

This prompt is part of the Reverb14 reflective writing challenge. The full set of prompts can be viewed here once they are published.

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