After Midnight

May 8, 2009 at 2:27 am 2 comments


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Why is it that I can’t seem to post my blogs before midnight? I have been a night owl my whole life and would often spend my evenings in the art building in college working on assignments until the sun came up. This habit does not come in handy when our own little alarm clock in footies goes off every morning between 6 and 7am. What makes things worse, is that I’m also married to a night owl who like a kid who knows he’s getting away with something, will stay up watching Reno 911 and Deadliest Catch until I’m done working for the night. Everyone is suffering, most of all Reagan who has two zombies for parents in the morning whose last goal is to get themselves and her dressed and drive to the park where the sunlight and fresh air might bring them back to life.

Currently, my official “work” day rarely starts before Reagan goes down for her nap sometime after 1pm. Work right now consists of networking, marketing myself online, writing design proposals and this blog. After weeks of creating my online portfolio, re-writing several versions of my resume, registering at all the right networking websites, writing profile info. for those sites and getting my blog up and running, I have yet to apply for one job. Instead, networking has provided opportunities for me to freelance from home in the short term. I’m not convinced this is a blessing yet as no one told me the position would still include changing diapers, meals and early mornings at the park; all of which I would love if I didn’t then have to pay the bills at night. Daddy is catching on that Mommy needs to keep regular “business hours” and this means his late night TV viewing habits have to come to an end. Me? I’m working on rewiring my creativity clock to daylight hours and shopping for some noise-canceling headphones to simulate that beautiful sound of nothingness that only truly happens after midnight.

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  • 1. Travis Hoffman  |  May 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Chris I TOTALLY feel your pain. It seems to me that inspiration has a knack for striking right around the midnight hour. I don’t know how many times I’m drifting off at 10:30pm and then I get this great idea, that I just have to work on. Next thing you know it’s 2a.m. and you know it’s gonna be a rough day in the morning 🙂

    Poor Reagan is going to think that she has two robots for parents that never need to sleep. ha ha.

    Here’s to Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…cause I’m guessing like me you’ve embraced that fact that sleep is optional and not mandatory 🙂

    • 2. Mama Bird  |  May 11, 2009 at 2:57 pm

      I know! I see your posts at 1am! I used to stay silent online at night, embarrassed that I was still up – but not anymore! It’s all out on the table now!

      Alas, I’ve never been a coffee drinker. Nope. I somehow manage mornings and nights, sans-caffeine!


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