Today I’m thinking about what my morning routine will be. My husband and I want to arise (time to be determined) and go. I’m pushing for a coffee and something to eat even if it’s small. Mr. I-don’t-eat-breakfast can complain all he wants but I want my morning coffee.
My husband is a solid J on the Myers Briggs scale. He’s the man with a plan. I, however, am a borderline P/J. What this means is that I like to have a plan and I’m happy to throw it out the window. This drives my husband crazy. So today I’ve been thinking about what my morning routine will be to get up and moving. Here it is…
Morning Routine on the Camino
- Wake up
- Put my watch on
- Put retainer in to clean (dental bag must be in the bathroom)*
- Brush teeth
- Wash my face, moisturize, & put on sunscreen
- Repack my toiletry bag
- Retrieve electronics (phone, batteries, and earbuds) and charger (plug and cables). Keep electronics bag by the outlet.
- Pack backpack
- Fill water bottle
- Coffee and breakfast
Does this seem a little maniacal? Or am I just tapping into my inner J? I don’t know, but today this seems like the thing to be thinking about.
*I’m a bit of a fanatic about my teeth. Like most teenagers I had braces but didn’t really take care of my teeth so they went back to being crooked and they bothered me a lot. Five years ago I got braces again, and now I have a great smile and my teeth fit together very well. Always wear your retainer.
Note: A few months ago as I went to my last session of the Two Year Academy for Spiritual Formation I forgot to pack my retainer and my meds. Medication was replaced quickly at the drugstore across the street, but for a week I had no retainers. So…I bought a second retainer just for travel 😁