Sunday, September 12, 2010


I love my sleep. And I make sure that I get it. And I hate being tired. Like, I loathe the feeling.

I have to wake up at 6am every morning. I know that there are some people who have to wake up earlier, but I haven't woken up that early consistently since early morning seminary in high school. The past 6 years, the earliest thing I had was an 8am class or work at 8am. So I woke up at 7:20.

But now, its 6am. Surprisingly I am not extremely tired throughout the day, without a nap! But I attribute that to one thing.

I am in bed by 10pm. Sometimes earlier. I have heard people say that you should just expect to go through life tired.

Um, no. I do not understand that. You are supposed to prioritize the important things and to me, sleep is up there.

Why go through life tired when there is an easy solution? Go to bed earlier.

I get the important stuff done. If that means I sit in my room and not watch TV to finish it, then I can do that. (Thank goodness for DVR.) If that means working on Saturday or a Friday night, then I'll do it.

Maybe in five (or less) years my attitude will change. But you know that if they say "sleep when the baby sleeps" that I will do it. Who cares if the kitchen is dirty.

Trust me, me sleeping is for your benefit. When I am tired, I am not the nicest person. I don't try to be mean, but for some reason if I talk when I am tired I make someone upset.

(**I am aware that some people have circumstances in their life that make it impossible for them to go to bed earlier. Some people may not loathe being tired as much as I do and they prioritize sleep somewhere else. We are all different.)