Well, this is only the second day of the week, the second day of the work week after Christmas vacation and I am already looking forward to Friday – or at the least, the weekend.
I am tired, soooo tired. Yesterday, Monday, was find. I wasn’t tired during the day, but a couple of hours before I went to Bible study; I had to lie down for a bit. I ended up falling asleep for about 40 minutes. Had set the alarm so I could sleep for a little over an hour, but I woke up about half an hour before the alarm went off. I felt better, and was confident I wouldn’t be yawning or almost falling asleep during Bible study. And, I was also able to get to bed around midnight (I could have gone before, but I wanted to read a little before bed – and I also had to read my Bible for the day as well), which allowed me about five hours of sleep (pretty typical for me).
I made it through work today and didn’t do any yawning or feeling tired, which is good. But, once I got home and sitting down, relaxing, etc. I soon began to feel my eyes drooping, and that general “I’m so tired I want to go to bed” feeling.
Unfortunately, it’s too early for that. If I go to bed now (or a littler earlier like I wanted to), I would either do one of two things: end up sleeping for 30-60 minutes and then not be able to get to sleep until 2:00 in the morning, or I’d sleep until 3:00 and be awake for the rest of the night.
So, I’m pushing on, trying to stay awake for another hour or so.
Another reason I had for staying awake longer, was the fact I needed to do my 500 words for today. I’m seven days into this, and I didn’t want to miss a day of it. I knew I wouldn’t be writing anything spectacular (not that anything else I’ve written has been that great), but I still needed, and wanted, to do this. If it will help build a habit of doing daily writing (or at least a decent amount of words each day), and even help me blog more frequently – like I used to a few years ago – then I can’t be missing days here and there. I know for me, it’s far too easy to just dismiss it because I’m tired, or I just don’t feel like it. But if I do that one day, it will lead to another, and pretty soon I’m not getting anything written for great amounts of time. So, to develop that kind of behaviour this early on into the challenge would just spell disaster for me.
As I pause at this particular moment to check my word count and think of something else to say to bring me closer to my minimum challenge requirement, I am realizing that I seem to have developed a bit of a second wind. Hopefully I will be able to keep this up for at least another hour or two, and then I’ll head to bed at a decent time. Hopefully.
And with that, I’ve now exceeded the 500 words – not that many, but still. I made it. And, hopefully I’ll be more creative with future posts, rather than just rambling on about the day to day boring things like this one.