All of my life, I have lived in the Central Time Zone (CST), and while,it’s only an hour difference, I’m finding it hard to adjust to the Eastern Time Zone (EST).  Before I started work, it didn’t bother me as much because I didn’t have a certain time I had to wake up, but since I started work, I’m getting only about 6 hours of sleep at night.

You see, in the CST, prime time television ran from 7-10 pm, but in the EST, prime time television runs from 8-11 pm. I’m used to going to bed around 11 pm, but now it’s more like 12 when I can turn off the lights and settle down.  No matter what time I go to bed in a time zone, I still like to get up at 6:30 am in order to get ready for work.  Honestly, I really need 7 hours of sleep but prefer a good eight hours. Having my morning coffee isn’t really helping keep me awake all day long.

So far the time difference is the only drawback I’ve found, and I know it is something I will get used to.  It is an adjustment though, but I wouldn’t trade my new life for anything. I love my job and the people I work with.  The daily eye candy surrounding me on campus is well worth it, even if the job wasn’t, all the cute guys would be. However, the job is completely worth it and the eye candy is just a nice bonus.


About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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