For those of you keeping score, last night I made it to sleep by…. five o’clock this morning.
Which makes my 8:30 AM start time Too Fracking Early.
I have a feeling that this schedule reboost is exactly what my body will need. In the mean time, I am reminded about one of the most unpleasant things regarding school – the “I-Haven’t-Had-Enough-Sleep-Sick” Feeling. You know, the one that sits right at the top of your stomach or the bottom of your rib cage and makes you feel like death warmed over? It’s a frequent visitor during my semesters, because, well, I never get enough sleep.
I didn’t realize when I started college that sleep would become so important to me. When I was working 45 hours a week and up every morning at 6:30, sleep wasn’t so important.
Of course, my job rarely sent home buckets of mail and filing to be completed before the next day. I could, actually, come home and be done.
Then again, my school never made up a reason to fire me so that they wouldn’t have to promote me.
Just imagine that: School: Sorry, Ms. Duncan. We’re going to have to let you go before you become a Junior.
Me: On what grounds?
School: You crossed the street without counting the number of pigeons first.
Yeah, alright. The reason my evil employers gave me wasn’t that outlandish. But it was pretty close. And almost a year and a half later – I am STILL bitter.
See, in the morning, I babble.
Now, with my telephone alarm blaring in my ear, it’s time to go gather my supplies and head off to campus to buy textbooks AND… and…
The one thing that makes getting up in the morning all worth it…
The Breakfast Taco.
Still, on 3.5 hours of sleep, even the holy grail of breakfast tacos can’t mitigate the fact that it is Too Fracking Early. For that, I’ll need a Mt. Dew too.