Thursday, November 14, 2013

NaBloPoMo - Early Bird or Night Owl

NaBloPoMo Prompts

Hold the phone... I am blogging... AGAIN?!?! What is going on? I know it's a sign of the apocalypse or something right? Actually I just really like this prompt and I am super excited to talk about it. So hold your hats....

Prompt: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

I know some of you may be thinking why is she excited about this? But it's something that I feel I can talk about with ease. 

When I was younger I was definitely a night owl. This came in quite handy when we would set out on our road trips north. I could always be counted on to keep the driver awake during the night hours. And back at home I would stay up all night if I had my way. But sadly at that time I did not have my way, as I was living with my parents. 

When I started working my job actually happened to fit my night owl tendencies quite perfectly. I worked at a movie theater. The hours there were all over the place and for a while I closed most of the time. That consisted of going in at 6pm at times and leaving at 2am, or sometimes later. After sometime this began to wear on me. I would be asleep during most people's waking hours and it would also make getting normal things done difficult. So after almost 6 years in the business I had made up my mind I wanted a "normal" job. 

I got my wish. In 2003 I started my first 8-5 job. It was quite a change to go from the evening hours to the daylight hours. It took some adjusting but I eventually got used to it, and I never looked back. 

Over the years working a "normal" job I feel like I have adjusted quite well. Although of late there are times when I feel my suppressed night owl just itching to get out and break free. She has been hiding for quite some time. Every so often she will break out and I will be up until almost midnight during the week. She has been especially present since Firefighter has started working at the ER overnight. (I am almost completely adjusted to this new schedule. This is another story for another day.)

For the most part during the week I am up about 6am, or at least that is when I start to wake up. I don't actually get out of bed until 6:45am. (Which by the way is ill advised. It is suggested that you set your alarm to the time that you will realistically wake up and get right out of bed.) But then when it comes to going to bed I tend to put that off as long as I can. No reason in particular it just happens. My brain has a mind of it's own (HA!) and never wants to shut off. It wants to keep going and going like it's the freaking Energizer bunny or something. But... it isn't and I sure as hell am not either. 

And as I have gotten older (lord that is a scary statement) I have found myself becoming more and more of an earlier riser. Even on the weekends I am usually up at 6 am no matter how late I am up the night before. The art of sleeping in is totally lost on me. Not sure how that happened, but I would like to rectify that immediately. I will say though that days that are particularly draining, especially mentally, make it easier to come home and want to crash right away. But those are few and far between.

So right now as I sit here, I would say that I am a hybrid...I could be considered an Early Owl or a Night Bird you decide. 

So which are you? Night Owl? Early Bird??

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