I Am SO Tired!!…

I Am SO Tired!!

“I am so tired – so tired of being of being whirled on through all these phases of my life, in which nothing abides by me, no creature, no place; it is like the circle in which the victims of earthly passion eddy continually.” ―Elizabeth Gaskell

*I’m unendingly exhausted. I’ve reached that point in the year where, right before the time change, my body thinks 4:00 PM is a good time for a nap, and by midnight, I am ready to fall on the floor or fall asleep wherever I happen to be sitting or standing at the time. Even as I write this, I’m having the damndest time keeping my eyes open. It would be nice to sleep for a week without thinking about all the things I MUST do, but for today, I’ll have to settle for a few hours of rest and then turn back to the task at hand. Never a dull, easy, carefree moment.*

7 thoughts on “I Am SO Tired!!…

    • Sadly, yes, I want to be a kid again, under the age of three when going to bed early was expected and accepted, and when you got to take a nap simply dor being cranky.
      Now I just feel like I’m 80 when I’m crawling into bed before 5:00 PM. Granted, I do wake up as opposed to sleeping straight through ’til the next day, but on a bad day, I might wake up at 2:00 a.m. and then be completely screwed for the next week in terms of my sleep schedule. Thank God I’m a writer and no one is really demanding my time. God Bless the inventors of 24 hour grocery stores.

      • i completely understand. i’m a kindergarten teacher and my sleep sched has always been all over the place. i tend to fall asleep all over at all times and then wake up in the middle of the night and am up at 5 for the day. in the summer i just sleep whenever it calls to me and that works much better. what i tell the parents in my class with kids going to bed late and sleeping in, is to put them to bed just 15 mins earlier each night and gradually ease them into the sched they want. in your case, i’d say stay up 15 mins later each night and do the same. may or may not help, as my sleep sched has never really changed.

  1. I try so hard not to nap during the day but lately I just can’t keep my eyes open. The good thing is I am able to sleep at night too.

    • I’ve survived without a nap thus far, but I went to bed right after the World Series game last night, and was out of bed at about 5:00-5:30 this morning. That’s not enough sleep when you’re in this much pain.
      I suffer from insomnia, it’s plagued me for years, and I get into these writing frenzies where I’m writing chapters and the next thing I know the sun is rising, so I have been trying to go to bed between 11:00 PM and 1:00 a.m. the last week or so. I have to prepare my body for the time change because it sucks the life out of me for a few weeks once it changes. My body has been feeling it for weeks, which I’m sure is part of why I’ve felt so badly. I was also low on B12, so I increased my intake and now I don’t feel as weak, but I still feel pretty blah. I’d give a lot to be out of pain right now.

      • I too would give a lot to be out if pain. I would even give a lot to have a little less pain.

      • My pain has gotten progressively more intense over the past year, so I never know what it’s like to be pain free any more. I’m at that point where most days I can barely walk from one room to the next. That angers me so much because I feel like I still have a lot of life left to live, and yet I pay for every single step I take. Any time I over do it, it takes weeks for me to recover. Years go by very quickly when you’re fighting with your own body so much.

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