April 14

Presque Isle Breakwall at 7:04am


Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall, Marquette, MI

Sunrise 104 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 7:04
  • Azimuth: 74°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: Eventually

Weather

Observed from nearest station 2.06 miles away

  • Temperature: 29 ºF
  • Felt like: 23 ºF
  • Conditions: Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: 6 mph
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Humidity: 82%

Exposure

  • 26mm
  • f/7.1
  • 1/160 sec
  • 200

Location

Presque Isle Breakwall, Marquette, MI

46° 34' 47" N, -87° 22' 51" W

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Musings [278 words]

There are two parts of consistently getting up at sunrise that I thought I'd be able to overcome, but I have not. That is having agnostic hours and especially days. Back in the career life you're forced to live in this 40-hour M-F sort of life with these celebrated weekends of freedom (at least for the status quo). For most, the start of the work week on Monday becomes a day of dread while Friday is a day of excitement with the weekend ahead. I did have have some of that, but my lonely weekends is a topic for another day.

Now that I'm my own boss with lots of flexibility, yet a project that requires an intense amount of discipline, I thought that Mondays would become less like Mondays, Fridays less like Fridays, and Saturdays less like Saturdays. It was a hope that many of the days would start to feel the same. The reason being is I'm incredibly productive on Mondays and its just downhill from there. I dread the lonely weekends and look forward to Mondays (weird, I know). Additionally, I thought I could learn to be productive in the morning, and sometimes I am. But the trend remains the same, my productivity continues to ramp up during the day no matter what time I get up or go to bed.

Maybe 115 days just isn't long enough, but I wish I could even the scales. The hope is that if I need to accomplish something at a certain hour or a certain day I can just sit down and do it, rather than struggling and grinding through until Monday comes around again.

One day.

Fuel more Sunrises

There is plenty more to come from Year of the Sunrise. You can always add a cup of coffee to keep me going strong in the mornings, or a tank of gas to get me to some new places, as the sun keeps rising.