Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Habit – Week 2


A man who can’t bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them
Stephen king

The slow slipping back into consciousness at the start of each day signals that, like it or not, we must get up and get on with the business of living. Although the sequence of events may have changed ever so slightly over the years to accommodate different age requirements, in our digs it has remained consistent with some of us doing much the same things in much the same order that we have for far too many moons. Unless we are on vacation, away on business or out of our own cozy nest for one reason or another, this fortnight’s Two Cents Tuesday Challenge theme – Habit  would be the one word to describe how our household gears up every morning.

Last week, Across the Bored had inquired “What does your habit look like?” Is it something simple or complex, the velvet hat and crop you don to ride a horse, the path you take when walking the dog, a dirty ashtray or morning smoothie, a Friday night activity or the subject you can’t seem to stop photographing… We would love to see your vision.

For all those who are new readers to Across the Bored, some great entries and the guidelines for this fortnight’s challenge can be found here. Need more info or want to browse past themes? Have a look at HOW DOES THIS WORK.

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Morning

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with – W.C. Fields

Many of the habits that we acquire as young adults last far longer than we expect and some of them are hard to break.  We all have relatives, or know of someone, who rises before the crack of dawn and expounds on the joys of being up while even the birds are still asleep, gets so much accomplished before breakfast and wonders why we do not do the same with as much relish.  They have been doing it forever and cannot seem to break the cycle.  One tries to convince them that this can be changed, that there is much to be said for the pleasure of rolling over and pressing the snooze button, but to no avail.

In truth, many of us have dogs or small children, teenagers who need rousting from their comatose state, a daily commute, a shower that needs taking, bread that needs baking, a million reasons to get out of bed…  In another city, another time zone, on vacation or just away, it is easier – a pleasure – to get up and out and see what the world in the wee hours has to offer: the similarities can be remarkable and the differences incredibly alien.  Across the Bored has gotten accustomed to the sun rising each morning and so the Two Cents Tuesday Challenge casts first light upon – Morning.  

“How does morning appear to you?” – does it creep in or blast you out of bed, is it routine or haphazard, the last of the night or the dawn of a new day, do you fortify with granola or revive with hair of the dog that bit you…

We would love to see your vision.

For all those who are new readers to Across the Bored, here are some guidelines for the challenge: HOW DOES THIS WORK?

  1.  I will post some commentary on a random topic that pops into my head (such as the above) and then ask you to respond on the same.
  2. Your point of view on the current week’s challenge can take any form: a quote, a motto or saying, an essay, poem or opinion of yours or attributed to someone else, a piece of music, a song, a video, a work of art, photograph, graffiti, drawing or scribble – but it has to be about the topic!
  3. Please, don’t just link to an old post… challenge yourself.
  4. The Challenge will be open for 6 days after it is posted upon which I will post another.
  5. ENJOY, have FUN and TELL your friends and fellow bloggers.

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