Why do I have to feel most poetic and like writing an entire novel at three o’clock in the morning? This was fine when I was in my early twenties and almost every job I held didn’t start until after 10:00 or 11:00AM. But when I have to be up by seven in the morning and the job requires all of my energy because otherwise the children will snooze with me? Not cool at all!
This takes me back, I have always worked best late night. Every night after my family went to bed, I pretended I went to bed, too (sometimes I really did want to go to bed), but then got up with pen and paper in hand and wrote my thoughts down. Bed time wasn’t that early either. The last time I went to sleep before 11:00PM must have been eight years ago. (That explains my dark circles.)
I do things to help my sleeplessness sometimes. For example, every once in a while I’d take one or two sleeping pills. I would prefer I did not take any at all because of fear of becoming dependent — I hate all sorts of pills, I really do! I also drink a lot of relaxing teas after dinner. But what works best is when I have a very active day; I’m usually exhausted by bedtime, so no pill is needed. However, I do not want to exhaust myself every time in order to guarantee a goodnight sleep. This is ridiculous!
Well, well…I guess I’ve chosen the wrong career; I should’ve been a stripper. Ha! Jokes aside, I wonder if it’ll only get worse as I get older. I do not, and I mean do not function (properly) before 12:00PM (or before 2pm I should say?). I’m a space cadet during earlier hours. And in a few hours, when I have to get up for work, I sure as hell will be one.