It’s Time to Wake Up!


Photo of Hannah Young

By Kenton Sefcik

“What’s your why?” – Eric Thomas

The alarm goes off.  It’s 5:30 am and I’m tired.  I would honestly love to roll over and go back to sleep.  Thoughts of hitting the ‘off’ button on my alarm bring joy and happiness to me – rolling out of this bed, away from my warm blankets and wife do not.

I know that I will have to get dressed in the dark and in the cold. Stumble to the bathroom and brush my teeth.  Ram a contact into an eye that doesn’t want to open.  I know it’s freezing outside.  I wonder what combination of uncomfortable clothing I’ll have to wear to stay warm.
I think of my wife.  I think of my children and how I want them to never settle.  I think of my family, my friends and my word.  I think of my training partners who expect that I have superior conditioning.  I think of the possibility of another fight.  I think of some faraway dream that I want to come true that I haven’t realized yet.  I think about how I’m getting older and time is running out so I better hurry up.
I think I’ll get out of bed.

Kenton Sefcik is a father, husband, Registered Acupuncturist, published author and martial artist. You can read more of his ramblings on his website Harbour Health. You can contact him via email at harbourhealth(at) or subscribe to his website at Harbour Health.