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Friday, July 3, 2015


July 3, 2015

Hello Hello Hello.

So lately I haven't been able to sleep much. I have always thought of myself as an insomniac, but it has never been this bad. The other day I got up around ten a.m. and had a pretty productive day. Yet when the minute my head hit the pillow that night I was wide awake. Usually this happens at first and then I get tired and fall asleep within the first twenty minutes or so. That was not the case! By the time I checked the clock again it was about 4 in the morning. That is usually my latest when it came to summer, but this was getting ridiculous. So I gave up trying to sleep and went on tumblr for a bit (follow me on tumblr: thehaleyforte) and on YouTube as well. Half way into my fifth AmazingPhil video I checked the time again. It was almost six!

I then figured that it had to do with the stimuli from my laptop and phone. So I put the electronics away and just laid there for a while trying to count how many rotations my ceiling fan was making. This went on for a while and before you know it, I heard it. Birds. The birds were up and the sun was coming up and through my bedroom window, This hasn't happened since I was fifteen! 

Then my mother got up and started getting ready for work. Now because I was up, that meant that my cat thought she could get up. No! She was crying and scratching at her cage, but there was no way I was getting up! I hadn't had one wink of sleep! Annoyed, I sat there for a good twenty minutes. My mother then came to close my door so she would wake me up, when she noticed I was once again scrolling through tumblr. She was just as confused when I told her my predicament. She then asked if I was going to go to sleep. I shook my head. There was no way that I would spend the day in bed, it would just happen all over again the next night. 

My mom left and I dragged myself into the shower and made myself a cup of coffee, then another. I was about to make my third when I realized I would probably end up having a caffeine crash. 

By the end of the day I was utterly exhausted and went to bed at seven. Yet the minute I went to bed, it happened again! Annoyed I got up popped a ZQuil and hoped for the best.
In truth, maybe I just need to stay off of the internet at a sooner time in the day...yeah that won't happen. 

XoXo


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