I’ve been dealing with bouts of insomnia since I was 10 years old. Sadly, this is no joke. I have always had the kind where I can fall asleep, I just can’t stay asleep. I made peace with my insomnia in Grad School when I realized it just gave me more time to study. And that is pretty much how I’ve looked at it ever since. Insomnia gives me more hours in my day to live life.
But I realized something about my insomnia this morning. I only embrace this positive outlook if my insomnia wakes me up after I’ve slept a few hours AND I don’t fall back to sleep. THAT is the key! If I don’t fall back to sleep I can remain a normal functioning human being for the rest of my day. But if I do fall back to sleep that is not the case. Not. At. All.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t feel drugged and confused!!!
My To-Do-List today was longer than I have ever seen it. It was scary. To say I’m “a little behind” after the meningitis AND the holidays is the biggest understment ever spoken. Luckily nothing was gravely important but it did all need tending. Never in a million years did I think I would come close to completing all of it today. I sent out more emails than I could count. I scheduled about 10 appointments. And I spent more time “on hold” than any human being should in one years time, let alone a single day. To tackle the boredom and frustration of all that BLAH this morning I decided that I would put on my running shoes and walk through all of it, using my phone for EVERYTHING. After 14,000 steps on my Fitbit (AND IN THE RAIN) I headed home to finish errands while waiting for responses from everyone I contacted. I still haven’t heard from everyone but at least my part in everything is handled. PHEW! I don’t think finishing grad school felt nearly this good, HA!
Well, I hope you all have a day where you GET IT ALL DONE!!!
Today I set up my new phone. And it was harder than grad school. All three years combined. Thesis included.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t feel schooled!!!