Wednesday, May 6, 2009

a great joy

sleep!

i'm loving catching up on sleep these last 5 nights. wow. I've slept at least 8 hours every night and i feel so good. my energy stretches ALL THE WAY until bed time. i'm even having a hard time going to bed at 10pm because i'm so rested. It used to be that i was fighting to keep myself awake through dinner until my bed time - 8pm.

i'm still dreaming of starbucks every night: calling out drinks, working with customers, handling stressful situations... ha! funny. and i'm still waking around 3 every morning, but it is so amazing to know that i have the freedom to just roll over and go back to sleep - i think i even smile sometimes.

and i love waking up when the sun is already shining. it's amazing how that changed my outlook at the beginning of the day. to wake after the sun is a blessing and i'm really cherishing it. i've decided to try to keep a strick sleeping schedule still because i think it's healthy. i'm hoping to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night (just typing that makes me smile and feel a little overindulgent!) and wake around 6:30. Then i get at least 2 hours in the morning before i start work with ACSI to load up on my coffee, read a bit and enjoy myself before work starts. i'm hoping to re-integrate Bible reading into my mornings.

oh the possibilities! i am so grateful to feel rested and unburdened by sleep deprivation. this is awesome!

2 comments:

Kristen said...

I love sleep. It is so good to keep your schedule because I have been so off lately that my body is not very happy about it. :)

A n A Jardon said...

Hannah I love sleep! I think the major way pregnancy is affecting me is making me sleepy all the time. I sleep for 12 hrs at night (the nights I don't work) and I can still shoot out a 2-3 hr nap in the afternoon. Lucky I only work 3 nights a week which gives me plenty o sleeping time on my off days. I am glad you can sleep so freely!!