Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sleep and emptiness

It was too hard to get out of bed yesterday, so I requested an annual leave day. That's not like me at all.

Once I got out of bed, I regretted my decision as the day stretched ahead of me and I didn't know what to do with myself.

Lesson to learn - don't make any decisions, don't even try to THINK when that alarm goes off at 6.20am.


Wandering Coyote said...

Sorry to hear this, Polar Bear. A mental health day should not be a slog.

Suzanne said...

I agree with you there. When I was very ill I'd call in sick a lot - but as you say, by 10 past 9 I had the whole day stretching out in front of me... not so much that I really was that "ill", but that the world seemed impossible at 6am. :(

Anonymous Drifter said...

There's so much truth to your words. Decisions should never be made when the alarm goes off.

Tamara (TC) said...

Oh the dreaded alarm! Sorry that your mental health day wasn't so healing. :(

Also, belated happy birthday. You should be very proud of yourself that you are still here and have come so far!

I, too, loved that quote from Michael J. Fox. I have learned so much from him and the way he is dealing with his illness.


pjbrubak said...

PB- My initials are also PB. Funny, just noticed that. I abhor getting up early but unfortunately that's how I make a living. I have one alarm set at 6am and another 6:45. That gives me the pleasure of going back to sleep for a extra period of time. Here I am, unable to sleep even though I know it will be harder to get up tomorrow....blogging helps though. Good luck rolling out of your cave tomorrow. :)