Over the years, I’ve developed an uncanny ability to mark the passage of time. Within a few minutes, I generally know the time. Right now you’re thinking, “Look, I also learned to tell time,” but it’s not the same as reading a clock. I know the time without a clock or watch at hand.
It’s not a particularly useful skill, but it is interesting. And come morning, my internal clock knows what time to awaken. Once school begins, I get up at 5:35 so that I can enjoy a more leisurely start to the day and get a bit of work completed in the morning. Usually, it takes me a week or two to reset my internal clock. But here it is day 2 of school and this morning I came awake just a few minutes before the clock went off. I’m going to treat this is a positive sign for the school year. It’s my super power.