Friday, March 12, 2004

Report: Day 9 

I am sort of feeling this now. Benrick's one-two punch, the caffeine free day followed by a 5:00 a.m. rise time, has left me feeling very different. Maybe even a little changed. I have friends who, after joining the military, reported that basic training involved a great deal of sleep cycle and nutritional change which broke down the new soldiers and readied them for military training. I believe this is the technique Benrick have employed here.

Regardless I set my alarm and dragged my ass out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to do something significant before breakfast. I had all kinds of plans. I was going to clean my bathroom or pay my bills or something. But when I was actually faced with a 5:00 a.m. rise, I changed gears entirely. Anything requiring mental agility or physical dexterity was just out.

So I wrapped myself in a blanket and went outside. I stood on my corner, looking like a homeless person, and watched the sunrise. Then I went back inside and made this picture of what I saw.

Then I had breakfast.

Today I'm supposed to meet Jonas. It's a little self promotional, but I really believe that as I move through this challenge I will come to learn something important which will help me change my life or something and even the self promotional days are a part of the process.

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