As much as I despise waking up at 6:15am every morning, there are a few things I do enjoy.  I enjoy spending an hour reading articles and catching up with the day’s news.  I enjoy the fresh feeling that the world has at that hour.  The morning dew is still clinging to everything, and the sun being low on the horizon.  Above all else, it’s quiet.  Everyone is still sleeping at that hour.  That’s probably my favorite part.  No phone calls, no talking, just the sound of the wind at my back and the birds singing.

Next time I visit the ocean, I’m making it a point to get up early and watch the sunrise.  I haven’t seen a sunrise in ages.

By Jack Slingerland

Founder of Working and living in Raleigh, NC. I manage a team of software engineers and work in Python, Django, TypeScript, Node.js, React+Redux, Angular, and PHP. I enjoy hanging out with my wife and son, lifting weights, and advancing in my free time.