Time Shift

I seem to always be running out of work time at school. Since I can’t really add time on to the end of the day, I’m trying a new tactic: adding time to the beginning of the school day.

Yesterday I set my alarm for 3:30am. It takes me a little while to get out of bed, and I move kind of slow in the morning, so I was leaving sometime after 4:30am. I got to school around 5am. That gave me two hours before devotions. It was great. I got a TON of work done. I think this might work. I just have to make sure I get to bed at a decent hour. If I go to bed at 9:30, that’s six hours. Not bad. Eight hours is the best, but going to bed at 7:30? I am a very talented sleeper, but I don’t know that even I can do that.

I had to work up to it.

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13 Responses to Time Shift

  1. Lauren says:

    Oh. My. Goodness.

    I am reeling in shock. I thought you got up early before this! Are the other alarms your ‘half-an-hour before I need to leave’ and ‘leave’ alarms?

  2. Peggy says:

    I am a very talented sleeper… HAHAHA! I laughed out loud!

    And way to add to your day! I could never do this. I cringe every morning when my alarm goes off at 5:40am.

  3. Peggy says:

    But now that I think about it, we could all add to our day if we got up at 3:30am. Geez, I could exercise, do a load of laundry, start dinner, do some cleaning, start on a closet, it’s endless.

    But no…..for me sleep always wins.

  4. Elaine Royuk says:

    This is your Mother speaking!! You need more than 6 hours of sleep!!

  5. Lloyd says:

    I, for one, admire your new bedtime, grandpa.

  6. Brady G says:

    Stop the madness. This is crazy. Do you hate yourself or something. We might need an intervention folks.

  7. Kim says:

    So when good teachers have to get up before the crack of dawn just to keep their heads above water, do ya think the system is flawed? I would cry uncle, Brad. This isn’t the way they are going to convert you into an island boy.

  8. Carol says:

    Where’s the good news in all this? There is now a possibility I can talk with you some day before my day starts because – - – say, you’re just getting up NOW and I’ve been in my desk for hours already; something’s not right there… ;-/

    Hang in there, you First Year Social Studies and English Teacher you – you know those first years are the toughest. By next year you’ll be able to sleep until at least 5 a.m. again, I’m sure. Now go listen to your mother about the sleep thing.

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