November 15, 2010 § 2 Comments
I’ve never been a big fan of afternoons, and as a result I hate having to waste the mornings. A normal working day starts at 9am, and for a lot of us that means falling asleep around midnight and waking up some time around 6, or if you’re lucky enough to be a student on campus like I am at the moment some time between 7.45 & 8.30 =p
This I find to be a very sad state of affairs for us morning lovers wasting 60-85% of the best part of the day asleep, I’m having a lot of trouble sleeping at the moment and as a result I do actually get to enjoy the early hours of the morning…but struggle through the rest of the day as a result. I also tend to feel bad for not sleeping and in trying to make myself sleep at the right time I waste the time I’m actually awake.
I think a lot of us crave a certain amount of freedom in our lives, that if we look at things sensibly we know we can’t have. For me this craving manifests in how I want my sleep patterns to go & on a larger scale having some degree of control over when I do what. If I had my way I’d fall asleep sometime around midday & either sleep through until 8pm or if I could reshape biology sleep 12-4pm and then 8-12pm or 9pm-1am…now that’d be amazing. I’d have a lunch type meal around 9am I think, just because I like to eat a lot at that time of day.
Looking at the bigger picture I’d love to structure the year around learning, because that’s essentially what my life’s about. Even last year studying at home my time was ruled by exams & my personal timetable was strict, and whilst I’m enjoying the structure of university because it’s different something about it still clashes with me, as I expect the necessity of social conformity clashes with everyone, at least at some point or another.
So for now I’ve opened my curtains because it makes me happy & hope I’ll be able to get enough sleep to function in today’s labs (no chance), hopefully today will be a productive day if nothing else =)