Working At Night

Copyright Carolyn J BrownWorking nights used to bother me. Not the getting-up-at-1 am-to-go-to-work part. Although, that did take about 3 weeks to get used to. I’m talking about the actual dealing-with-life-in-the-dark part. It used to really worry me: waking my neighbors, worrying about the people nearby who might be awake, who might wonder why there’s a car leaving at 2:30 am. But, I’ve come to accept a few things. The reality is this… I had to let go of what I thought was “normal people time”.

Working night shift not only means getting up at 1 am on your shift day, it also means doing the same thing on your days off. Unless you’ve got a whole string of days off at once, which let’s face it, most people don’t. Whatever you think normally happens during the daytime – like doing everything from cooking, to washing the dog, to taking out the trash, you are probably going to end up doing before the sun comes up so you can enjoy the rest of your “day” off.

Don’t worry, people are going to think you are weird. So just get over it, and live life to the fullest.

And by all means, enjoy the moonlight.

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