The Light of Day
Some of you have probably noticed that I haven't been posting as often as I used to. For that I apologize, because I hate it when bloggers slack off too. But a recent change in lifestyle has given me a new outlook, and I'm still adapting to it.
For the past several years I've been like a vampire, working exclusively the graveyard shift. Whenever I would see the sunlight, it would make me sleepy, and if I so much as walked past a bed I would be inescapably lured into a 2-3 hour nap. It was not uncommon for me to sleep 4 separate times in a 24 hour period. My days off were usually miserable battles against Hypnos, and my nights off were generally spent surfing the net and tiptoeing around the house, trying not to wake the family. There's just not much to do when you're wide awake at 3 am. Last year I created this blog, which gave me an escape from some of the late-night boredom. Most of my posts were written in the loneliest and darkest times of the night.
One day I decided that I didn't want to be a vampire anymore. Perhaps it was when my son asked me, "What do you want to do today, Dad?" and I finally realized that maybe "take a nap" wasn't the best answer. Or maybe I'm just getting older. Or wiser. Whatever the reason, I decided to put myself back in the normal ER rotation, and I love it.
The traffic sucks, the laboratory and X-rays are slower, the administrative busybodies are annoying, and the money isn't quite as good. But I have a life again, and I really don't know what I was thinking all those years.
I still haven't quite figured out how to make the most of my newfound life, but I doubt that I'll be posting quite as frequently as I have in the past. Or maybe I will, who knows? I still have a lot of things to say, I just might not be saying them as often. I've got a few bike rides to catch up on.