Sleep: A Debt That Must be Paid

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So goal #7 on my 10 on 10/10/10 list is to go to bed by 9:00 pm for ten nights in a row.


Easy, right?


Wrong!


This has been extremely hard to do. 


I couldn't have known when I wrote my goals down on 10/10/10 what would happen the very next day. I was sleepless for a few weeks, understandably so. But now...now I'm just back to my old habit of staying up way too late doing stuff -- and that's all it is, stuff -- and then being tired and cranky and just too out of it to truly enjoy the following day.


I can't learn how to sew or knit or any of my great plans when I'm too sleepy to even try.  


I'm not going to bore you by telling you why sleep is so important. You know it is. I know it is. And yet, here I am. Awake.


So I've decided that this goal, to give myself the luxury of a ridiculous amount of sleep, will be my priority for the next ten days. A 9 pm bedtime is torture for me (hell, it's 11:00 pm as I write this!) but I'm tough. I can do it. 


Sleep well, my darlings...