Waking up, I feel the burning sensation of what feels like fine needles pricking at my eyeballs. I blink them a couple more times before hitting the snooze button on my loud horn shrieking alarm clock. As I lay my head back down to get just ten more minutes, a fuzzy feeling tickles my stomach. The excitement of me going home today to see my family races through my head, along with that, the slight twinge of a headache from the lack of sleep counteracts that feeling. I’m tired from packing at the last minute. My bed feels so warm and welcoming. It doesn’t want to let me go. Evident of the three layers of heavy blankets that lie on my body and entrap me, hesitant to let me go. The horn sounds again. It’s time to get up, no hesitating this time. I force the arms of sleep off of me and feel the cool early morning air whiff across my skin. Ugh, I wish I could get just two more hours of shut eye and I would be good, but it’s that time and I sit up. Eyes still shut sitting in my bed, I think about seeing my family and I get a burst of energy. It’s been two long years since the last time I’ve seen them. I’m going home!
I walk across my room in the darkness of dawn and flick on the light. Smelling the dewy, clean, fresh air breeze by through the half open bedroom window, I hear the crickets squeaking and the birds talking. At least somebody else is up beside me on this Saturday morning. I grab my shower cap, bath towel and iPhone and head to the shower. I put on iTunes and start the bathwater. Putting on my shower cap, I’m dancing with excitement now! Twenty minutes have passed and I step out into a steamed-filled bathroom. I breathe in the aroma filled air of mango. Feeling clean and refreshed as I open the door, I pause for a second to breathe in the mixture of mango bathroom air and the crisp dawn breeze that hits me all at once. Today is actually starting off on a good note. ITunes is still flowing from my iPhone as I lather on my mango...
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