I was never really much of a morning person. I liked to stay up late, and sleep in. Having a child changed that. For the first time in my life I took naps. I also tried to sleep whenever my kid was asleep. After all, if I didn’t sleep when he slept, I might not have gotten any at all. Fortunately, that didn’t last forever, but he was a morning person. For about 9 years, I was a reluctant morning person. The benefit was that I was awake to witness sunrise, and when you have a view of Mount Evans, it can be pretty spectacular.