That’s what happened in Summer’s world this week.
Can you believe it? Me… who consistently chooses reading over sleep.
This week, I’ve pretty much been not sleeping. I haven’t even been reading that much really considering I’m just now on my third book of the month. I know, I’m behind! Haha.
Why the lack of sleep if not for reading, you ask?
I’ve been reminded of how much I overthink this year. I overthink questions on exams, overthink decisions that should be easy, etc.
Maybe this overthinking comes from my perfectionism that I seem to have picked up from my Dad. But I would never consider him an over thinker, he just knew everything (mostly!).
I’ve been overthinking work. It’s accounting, what’s there to overthink? I have no idea… I’m just thinking about it a lot, my role as a supervisor, my lack of experience in work, management, and life. It’s a bit overwhelming at times, but I manage.
I had my first ever experience interviewing candidates for a position in my department that will report to me. I was so nervous. And I wasn’t the one being interviewed! The pressure was on them! Lol
Now that the hard part is over with, I’m getting excited to meet in person and get to train them soon.
That whole process is mostly where my lack of sleep comes from.
My lack of sleep also stemmed from hockey games. Wednesday we had a great game downtown against Utah Grizzlies and man, oh man… Utah is a team we played last year where their players just kept fighting ours and then their coach threw a stick on the ice in rage. Multiple game suspensions occurred after those events. Wednesday’s game was no different – not as bad, but still brutal. They came out of their game loss with a game suspension for one player and racked up quite a few penalty minutes. I was so pumped up on adrenaline of our 7-3 win over Utah that it was after 11pm before I went to sleep and then I woke up before 6am to live my life (log in for work 😂).
Unfortunately, my team lost on Thursday (4-3) and I was so wore out from the week that I thought it would be a great idea to take a 5mg melatonin at 9:40pm and go straight to bed once I got home from that game. Plot twist: it was not, in fact, a good idea.
My plan was to then wake up at 4:30am.
Did not happen. I barely managed to wake up at 6.
I was sluggish all day long because I hadn’t slept off the melatonin. All I wanted was a good nights sleep. 🥺
My advice? Don’t do what I did.
Friday, though tired, I had plans to bake cookies because Saturday and Sunday were filled with things to do and I really wanted to bake the cookies. So I baked them. I burnt my thumb. I’m fine, everything is fine. 😅
The cookies were delicious so any burns that happened during the making of said cookies were worth it.
The nighttime brings me to my next book… the one I’ve waited for 😍
Happy reading, indeed. 🥰 I love Julie Klassen and it has been too long without one of her books to read.
Thanks for reading! And maybe you go some advice out of this LOL.