Some public radio show wanted me to do an interview at 5:30 in the morning. I just can’t do that.
You know how one of those job interview questions is about what your biggest weakness is? My biggest job weakness: I like my sleep. — ditto me too
My strong desire to sleep in and to get enough sleep and so on has lead to opportunities missed, advancements not made, classes not taken…
In high school I qualified to take a big fancy math exam (the AIME) after getting a high enough score on the ASHE. I skipped out because it would have required me to get up an hour earlier than usual. Not worth it!
There are a few things I will get up for:
Flights (so long as I can sleep in the airport, car, or plane)
Occasionally child-related activities if DH can’t handle them.
Having a child has shifted the schedule so 7:30am no longer seems as obscene as it once did. It’s a testament to how much I love DC that my day no longer goes from 10am to midnight.
I have a super-productive colleague that doesn’t sleep much. It doesn’t seem fair! Her normal amount of sleep is around 4 hours per night. Some nights, she says, she doesn’t sleep at all, and it doesn’t bother her in the least. She’ll just sleep 4 – 5 hours the next night and feel fine. ARGH! I need 8 -10 hours to feel good and at least 7 to function (though having only 7 on a regular basis leads to extreme exhaustion). Of COURSE she has more grants and publications than I do. Biology is against me! Argh! (That means I have to work harder and smarter…)
“Not a morning person doesn’t even begin to describe it.” ~ Pin from high school.
How do you and sleep get along? Has general grogitude and refusal to sacrifice ever hindered anything in your life?