One of the things the single staff deal with when they work at here the hood is that they live with the same people that they work with. Some people don’t enjoy it; I love it. I realized this past winter that I love seeing my roommates at work. It’s kind of like being part of a secret club; I love seeing them in a element other than home and having a deeper connection with them because we do live together. So now that they’re gone, away from work and away from home, I miss them terribly.

Both of my roommates work on an island camp for girls during the summer, so I only see them once a week. Other than their days off, I’m living alone for the first time in my life. It stinks.

First, I miss them because I love having people in my home. It’s not in my DNA to desire loneliness or seclusion. I grew in the womb with another human being and I don’t think that God created man to have an entire apartment to himself.

Second, I miss the accountability I have with them; especially in the morning. While I do enjoy getting in the shower and not stress out about who’s getting in next and if there will be enough hot water, running those questions through my mind in the morning helped get me out of bed. It’s also much quieter around here than it used to be in the mornings. So:

no shower stress + no roommates waking you up with the sound of coffee grinders = sleeping through your alarm.

Not only does living alone not suit my personality, but it also makes it very easy for me to ignore my alarm and wake up an hour later. Last week I slept through my alarm twice, each time waking up when I needed to be at work. This isn’t a good habit for me to be in, so I need to come up with some creative ways to get myself out of bed in the morning.

If you come up with anything, please let me know. For now, I’ve come up with this:


Meet Clocky. His description from his manufacturers:

If you’ve ever had trouble waking up with a regular alarm clock, it’s time to meet Clocky! Clocky is the uniquely designed mobile alarm clock that is guaranteed to get you on your feet. It gives you one chance to get up, but if you snooze, Clocky will jump off of your nightstand and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide. Extremely athletic, Clocky can jump from as high as three feet and maneuver over both carpet and hardwood flooring with ease. Features include a range of snooze settings, early low battery warning and the option to disable the wheels. Mischievous and loud, Clocky is both hands-down adorable and surprisingly effective – give it a chase and see! Screen flashes when beeping/running Alarm beeps in random pattern.

If anyone is interested in funding my ability to get up in the morning, you can go here.

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