Waking Up

This morning and several mornings recently, I have found it difficult to wake up and get out of bed. Usually, when Isabella wakes me at 4:30 or so to feed her, I’m up and raring to go. This morning, I got up to feed her, and then went back to bed and even hit the snooze button when my alarm went off. It’s not like I’ve been staying up late or not getting enough sleep lately. I went to bed last night a little after 9 pm. I’m not sure what the issue is, but I don’t like it. I want to get back to my normal morning routine. In the last several years, I’ve become a morning person for the first time in my life, and I like having the extra time before work. Hopefully, my sleep patterns will return to normal soon.

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

2 responses to “Waking Up

  • Craig

    I live with a partner with diagnosed sleep issues, and I can attest to the trauma this can present. For myself, I have never had the problem but discipline myself to go to bed and get up at the same time EVERY day. This becomes a regular habit and over time you body responds. May not work for everyone but it has for me, No late nights, and no long weekend sleep ins. Try it.

    • Joe

      I never get to sleep in because Isabella wakes me up to feed her starting around 4 am each day. She doesn’t care if it’s the weekend. I also try to go to bed at the same time each night, though last night, I went to bed earlier than usual. I try my best to keep a regular sleep schedule.

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