Night Owl

I have been a night owl for as long as I can remember. Even as a child, when I had an 8pm bedtime, I rarely ever fell asleep right away. I would spend endless nights counting to 1,000 or more. I also remember amusing myself by looking for faces in the patterns of my wallpaper, and making up stories in my head with them – often they were knights and princesses and stories of daring rescues.

I have found in my adulthood, my ideal sleep schedule is 4am – 12pm. Unforunately the rest of the world doesn’t quite function like that and my clients (especially those on the East Coast) wouldn’t be happy with me not being reachable for most of their work days.

These days I generally try to get to bed between midnight – 2am, and generally get up between 9:30 – 10:30am. I’m lucky I have a very short commute … seeing as I work from home and all. Most days I stumble out of bed, grab some water or make tea, or occasionally coffee, and then stumble up to my office.

It’s always amazed me, no matter how tired I am during the day, from staying up too late the night before, I’m always wide awake after about 7pm and don’t get sleepy until well after midnight. I always vow to start going earlier to bed, but my dear husband is as bad of a night owl as I am, so we often end up chatting into the wee hours of the morning.

So tell me, are you a night owl or a morning person? Please leave a comment below.

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