Friday, July 13, 2007

Morning Madness

As I sit here rocking myself and crying because my coffee is waaaay to hot to drink and I NEED it, I wonder, why? Why did I ask my new employer to bump up my start time to 7:30am? I'm not a morning person and I make no attempt to be so. Well, I will tell you why.

I think that my compulsive need to have the ideal time schedule to maximize my productiveness has taken over my desire to sleep. I thought about it in my head, and I knew there wasn't a chance in Peru that I would pull myself out of bed at 6am to work-out before work. But that's the time you get up now. Yes, but I also don't even make it out of bed by 6:10 on most days, and I have to be out the door at 6:20. (And I save 2 hours of commuting, a day! Weee!) And the only reason I don't cut it even closer is because coffee takes a few minutes to brew. So, there's a 100% chance that I won't get up earlier on my own free will to do something physically active. I know this. So, if I started work at 8, true I could get up at 7:30 (my new job is 2 miles from home), but do I really need to sleep in until 7:30? No. Sleep is for the weak and I give into it far too often. However, if I started work at 7:30 I would be home just after 4, and could then go for a run, or do errands and make calls because places are still open. Then by 5pm I could have my whole evening ahead of me. See? Do you see? I NEED that extra half hour switch or my whole world will be off kilter.

Ahhh the life of an obsessive compulsive person. Soothing, isn't it?

3 comments:

Roberto said...

Yay! So you'll kind of be on the same schedule as me! Woop woop! Welcome to the Early Morning Work Club!

Melody said...

I just saw an ad for a Chorus Manager for Vocal Essence, are you qualified for it? It would at least put you into music as an occupation until your own aspirations come to fruition. Don't give up your dream of performing, I did and it haunts me to this day.

Rachel said...

Melody -

Thanks for the comment. I did know about the VE position, but it would be a mega long commute, and not really something I'm interested in. But, I definitely won't be giving up my performing dream!