So, today I realized something. It was quite a profound discovery, actually.
You see, I am a morning person (if I get enough sleep). My alarm goes off and I can get up and be going in 10-20 seconds. Apparently other people do not function like I do. They use the snooze button on their alarm clock a lot. Me, I figure that if you’re going to hit the snooze button 4 times, you might as well just set your alarm for 20 minutes later that you did originally and enjoy a solid 20 minutes of sleep rather than fitful sleep interrupted every 5 minutes by an alarm. Then when your alarm goes off, just get up. How difficult can it be?! Or so goes my reasoning.
Well, I had a nap this afternoon. School taught me how to take naps. You need them here (though not so much as last year when it was mandatory 6 AM rising). Anyhow…that’s a bunny trail. Back to the topic. I took a nap. Woke up 45 minutes later. Knew I should get up. Didn’t. Woke up half an hour later. Knew I should get up. Couldn’t. Felt so groggy and dead and sleepy. “Get up??? Are you crazy!?!?” It takes me a good hour to thoroughly wake up from a nap during the day. I feel dead and disoriented and totally out of it for a long time. It’s almost not worth the nap, though the nap does mean that after that hour, I feel more alive than I did before the nap, so it’s worth it. So I’m lying there, trying to psych myself into getting up and wishing it weren’t torture, and then suddenly realized — “Hey — this is what non-morning people go through in the morning!” Suddenly I could understand their position a lot better.
So, I hereby apologize to all those who are not morning people. I think I now realize what you go through, I will not be quite so quick to laugh at you!