My internal clock is set for burning the midnight oil and eating midnight snacks. I am not sure why I enjoy staying up late and sleeping in, but I have always been dubbed a “night owl”. I think it runs in my family. My grandmother would stay up late watching TV until the screen went fuzzy. I too have been known to go to bed with the birds singing.
The problem is that it is so very difficult to live and work in a world that demands that I wake up with the birds. It is especially hard, after a long summer break, to suddenly wake up and live on a morning person’s schedule. Coffee and lots of it is required to survive.
Morning people are a different breed from Night Owls. They enjoy waking up to the sunlight and have no trouble getting all their work done before 8:00 P.M. As a Night Owl, I start doing my best work at 8:00 P.M. and the creativity is really flowing after midnight when those early birds are fast asleep. Going back to the world that strives on daylight time requires enormous energy for me.
The phrase of “Thank God It Is Friday” has a special meaning to a Night Owl, because it means that I can stay up late, once again. The alarm is set to off and creativity flows once more. The hardest part is going back to the weekday schedule and falling asleep on Sunday night. I am a night owl living in an early bird world!
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