I was tired most of today. You could blame it on the weather. Grey, drizzly, typical November, really. Or perhaps it was the insufficient sleep of the last two nights. Always restless, brain never stopping.
It probably doesn’t help that I’ve been obsessively reading fanfiction ever since I ended up watching The Devil Wears Prada a few days ago. It was probably only the second time I’ve seen the movie.
Meryl Streep is exquisite in every role she plays. And whilst I’m not a huge fan of Anne Hathaway, she’s quite alright most of the time. As it happens, reading fanfiction inspired by the movie, you become aware of all the flaws in the story.
Never mind that, though, it’s only served to keep my brain busy constantly… all the reading, I mean. It’s been a bit of an obsession over the last few days, to be perfectly honest. A guilty pleasure I found myself unable to resist.
And now, at nearly 11pm, I have been more awake after darkness descended than during the hours of dim light today. I don’t even feel ready to go to bed, which only promises more tossing and turning.
During my student times I used to be a nightowl. The night is my preferred time of the day. Always has been. The pressures of having a 9 to 5 job of some kind or another over the last few years have changed that. I prefer to get my work done as early in the day as possible so I can have the rest of the day to myself.
That doesn’t go well with being a nightowl at all, of course. Yet, lately, I’ve been drawn back into the night and sometimes I wonder if I shouldn’t relent and follow the rhythm that feels more natural to me. I write more at night, too, which is always a good argument for simply flipping.
They say you should eat when you’re hungry. Similarly you should sleep when tired. It doesn’t seem that difficult. Quite natural, really. So why don’t we do that? Because of those 9 to 5 jobs. But if I were to do a few jobs now and schedule them for posting in the morning, I would have done my duty and needn’t worry about once the new day dawns.
It’s worth considering…