Breaking Up with Sleep

Since becoming a mother I had to break up with sleep. It has been horrible because I really love sleep. Sleep is one of those things that I have to have, need it on a every day basis type of thing. When my daughter was born I made sure that I was getting naps in regularly because I needed the rest as a transitioned to a new role as a mom. Now that I’ve learned to manage the new role and responsibilities a bit better I don’t need as much rest.

Now during nap time, I make better use of my time. Instead of napping, I’m reading or writing, sometimes washing dishes or preparing dinner. I get the things that I need to get done instead of complaining about not having enough time to do them. Being a parent is a 365 days/ 24 hours a day job and that will never change. So I had to make some changes if I wanted to get anything done. So I did.

I broke up with sleep. Gone are the days of 8 or 9 hours of sleep, instead I’m lucky if I can get 5 hours. I stay up until 2 AM writing and doing anything that I didn’t get done during the day. I could get more sleep if I went to bed earlier, I suppose, but then I wouldn’t get much done. I am making better use of my time, instead of sleeping it all away.

I look forward to the days when I can get a good night’s sleep. Sleep until 10 AM without having to get up early, but for now it’s 7 AM wake ups, regardless of what time I fall asleep, being met with the most beautiful face my eyes has ever seen, ready to face the day and all that comes with it. My little warrior letting me no that it’s time to get up I can’t sleep one more minute, its time to play.

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Sharon Elise

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