Saturday, August 1, 2009

One Very Old Dog, One Very New Trick

These last couple of weeks have been every shade of crazy. I'm taking an accelerated LNA course at the hospital, but of course it's something that's only offered in the daylight hours, and so I've had to flip my sleep schedule and the first few days were brutal. I'm just going to put it out there: Being awake and alert and on the job for medical type work by 7am is CRAZY. And I'm sure the employees on days say the exact same thing about us crazy night shifters, but oh my goodness, 5:30am alarm clocks are the work of the devil.

On the one hand, my insomnia troubles as of late have been completely cured, as I am so exhausted by being awake so early that I am ready to crash by 8pm. I haven't slept this much in years. On the other hand, my favorite spot on the couch really really misses me, and the permanent indent of my body has started to disappear off the cushions. They have started to fluff back up now that I spend all of time working or (gasp!) sleeping in my bed like a normal person.

It's hard work, but rewarding work, and everybody needs to cross their fingers that I pass that big test at the end. It is a seriously ginormous textbook to have memorized in 4 weeks.


Anonymous said...

Love the 'clock' blog! I could send you my clock that goes off at 5 AM with precision! So proud of you with this new goal!

Melissa said...

You can do it!

Its only a temporary thing, this scheduled, right? It'll be over before you know it, and someday look back on what you did to get where you'll be and smile, thankful, grateful for the opportunity.

You can do it! I know you can do it! = )

Anna said...

Awww...thanks Melissa!! :)