Early, Late, I Do So Appreciate

Next year is my senior and final year in high school. The best thing about being a senior is that I get to leave early. Instead of leaving at 4:00, I will leave at 3. There’s also a chance I will be able to come to school late. 8:15 instead of 7:30. It’ll be good to have some normal school day hours back!

With those hours, I’ll probably do a little better in school. At the very least, I won’t be so tired and I won’t have to wake up to a loud, obnoxious alarm that I want to throw through the window every morning. Extra sleep is my favorite thing in the morning. It makes having to get up more bearable.

I am a night owl and only need five hours of sleep per night. A lot of people say that’s too little. One person, years ago, even said that’s probably what I can survive on, but I really need eight to nine. Bullcrap. If I’m up, functioning and passing school, I think I’m getting plenty of sleep. The least amount of sleep I’ve ever run on is three hours, though that was pushing it. Still, I didn’t go to bed that night until 11:00. My usual bedtime is 1:00, sometimes 2:00 if I don’t think there will be lessons in my classes the following day. Since finals are this week and I don’t have to be to school until 8:30, I’ve stretched my bedtime to between 2 and 3 AM.

Of course, when the weekend hits, I sleep until 10:00, 11 or even 12! It’s the weekend. That’s what it’s made for, sleeping in! Unless the house is burning down, nobody had better wake me up!

It’s funny how I like to sleep so much, yet when I was a kid, I hated going to sleep. Then, I realized I didn’t hate going to sleep. I hated going to sleep early. Nighttime makes the best alone time because I am the only one awake while everyone else is fast asleep. Unless one lives alone, it’s impossible to get any alone time during the day and I am someone who needs hours of alone time to relax. It’s a good thing I don’t want to live on campus when I hit college because I’m sure I would be so stressed out from schoolwork, I’d be constantly cursing out my roommate and being a little witch. Which also makes me extremely happy that boarding school never crossed my mother’s mind (and I’d be questioning why she even had me if it did). In fact, if I were in boarding school, I’d probably be the biggest witch on board, constantly telling staff and schoolmates to f— off and getting into fights, as I cannot deal with being around people 24/7. However, that’s a topic for another time.

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