While every minute of the day has its own unique charm, especially here in Colorado, there's usually a specific time that appeals to some more than others.

I used to be a huge night owl.  Growing up, I was pretty good about going to bed early(-ish) on school nights; but as soon as the weekend rolled around, you'd be hard-pressed to find me in bed before 2 am.

Then in college, I may as well have been a vampire.  Not only were my parents not around to tell me to go to bed, but I was in complete control of my class schedule.

"Wait, you mean I can make sure my first class isn't until noon every day?  I LOVE college!" (Sure, my average school day lasted until 5 or 6 pm, but that was a small price to pay to sleep in every day.)

I managed to maintain my nocturnal ways well into my post-college years.  My old job in retail would force me out of bed early occasionally; but I would still stay up late every chance I got, even if it meant losing sleep.  Even when I was first hired here at the station, they started me on the afternoon shift.

"Start my professional, full-time job at noon every day?  YES PLEASE!"

But, as is inevitable in life, things changed.  My late-night habits were quickly squelched when I was moved from afternoons to mornings on our sister station, 99.9 The Point.  Trust me, six straight months of a 4 am alarm will get you going to bed early real quick!

Even after moving back to afternoons (this time here on TRI-102.5), then switching to my current home on mid-days, those months of super-early rising have made it almost impossible for me to stay up late, even when I want to.

But you know what?  I'm glad.

I never thought I'd say it, but I actually like getting up a little earlier than I used to.  I don't feel like I'm sleeping the day away, and it's nice getting up and walking the dog in the morning (especially this time of year when earlier equals cooler).

I guess the lesson here is that change is good.  It may not seem like it at first; but eventually, you'll end up right where you're supposed to be.

What's your favorite time of day?  Are you a morning person, or a night owl?