For a while I thought getting up for work at 5am would kill me. I felt like this for a few weeks, then became convinced that it actually was killing me. After that I was so tired that I didn’t really know what I thought any more.
And now… now I am getting the hang of it, just about.
There are many advantages to this early shift; I am finished by 1 pm latest, so have the afternoon to mooch about town, do food shopping, play my guitar, go for a run, etc. Or sometimes I have a sleep for an hour if I feel like it.
The main downside (except for having to get up at 5 am) is having to go to bed around nine. That still feels wrong.