My random late night thoughts...
Who are my fellow night owls?
I know you are out there because I see you on social media. Your light is on, and you are typing or scrolling away.
I know how you feel though.
I do my best thinking in the middle of the night.
I create. I write. I solve problems. I design things. I do everything, but get good sleep.
When I do go to sleep, all I can think about is waking up. I don't enjoy night sleep much.
My prime hours are between 8 pm and 2 am.
I try to compromise with myself by setting a 1 am bedtime. Sometimes I make it, but most days I don’t.
My phone is filled with voice notes of thoughts, ideas, insights, stories, and reflections.
My phone notes section is seriously scroll worthy.
The journal next to my bed holds all of my deepest, juiciest revelations.
It’s like my mind and body are constantly at odds.
My body knows it is bedtime, but my mind is at the amusement park.
I wake up feeling exhausted most of the time, but by 8 am I am ready to go, for a few hours anyway.
A midday nap always serves me well. It’s when I get the most rest.
Never mind the fact that I set my alarm for 1 hour and keep hitting dismiss and reset over and over.
Okay, so my naps are more like sleeps. You know, 3-6 hours on average.
That’s why I try not to nap. I don’t always win though. My daytime sleep is when I actually get rest. I mean real rest.
Now you know my secret. Now you know why many of my posts are uploaded in the wee hours of the night.
It is both a blessing and a curse (not really a curse) because I am grateful my creativity has been ignited, but the universe forgot to tell it to strike between 8 am and 8 pm.
I’m a night owl and I get my most creative ideas between 8 pm and 2 am.
I didn’t choose it, it chose me.
But, being a night owl isn’t so bad. I get to see what others usually miss. I get to chat with my fellow night owl friends about random night owl things.
Best of all, I get to be in my thoughts all by myself. Uninterrupted. Just the way I like it.
No one needs me at 2 am, it’s just me and my thoughts. And I thoroughly enjoy my me time.
I’m a night owl and I am not ashamed.
I know I am not alone.
I can’t be the only one.
All of my fellow night owls, let me hear you say, “Whoooo!!!”