Lately I’ve been putting in twelve hour days at work and sleeping a full eight hours at night. Mind you I only work 3-4 days/week which is nice. That gives me a three day weekend pretty much every week.
Eleven months ago I wrote about the joy of Naps. I still try and grab a nap on my days off. “Do or do not. There is no try.” Let me correct that- I do nap on my days off. However, I am suddenly enjoying a full eight hour block of sleep on the days I work. It’s very different than I’m used to. I almost like it.
Even my commute to and from work isn’t as bad as I once thought it would be. Working in Downtown Vancouver was never on my agenda. I never wanted a job that I would need to commute for. In fact most of my jobs up until working at the railroad were within ten minutes of my home. I only mention this because my commute driving cuts into my nap time.
But the commute in the morning is generally before the traffic starts up. So I am on the road for about forty minutes. In the evening it only takes me about an hour or so to get home. I utilize this time to listen to NEWS1130 on the am dial and get my daily intake of events. It’s my favorite radio station by far. In under an hour I am well informed and don’t need to waste valuable time filtering out social media “shares” to find news sources.
Because my commute is achievable and straightforward, I have been known to get to work a bit early and find a quiet spot to nap for about 20 minutes before work. Why do I get to work early you ask? Because I hate being late for anything. I allot myself a buffer just in case of traffic. And traffic can be gridlocked if I leave even fifteen minutes later than I usually do. So getting to work early is better than me cursing in my car.