I set my alarm for 3:30 a.m. But I woke at 4:42 a.m. I felt a risk of missing my 6:15 a.m. flight. I put on my suit in record time, and at 5:45 a.m. I sat outside my boarding gate. As I live a good bit north of Dallas Love Field,I feel a sense that alternates between thankfulness and accomplishment. Sparse traffic and great TSA promptness helped.