This is not usually my mantra whatsoever but yesterday I found myself tired enough to actually go to bed at 10pm - which is relatively unheard of in my world. Aimee was suprised for sure and Honey, while willing, is more on my sleep schedule so she proceeded to knaw on a bone for an hour or so before falling asleep bone-in-mouth herself. She's actually still a little disappointed we didn't go back to bed after Aimee went off to work this morning and is currently passed out on the couch, protesting this early morning.
I was pretty emotionally and mentally drained by the end of yesterday. Any student this week can relate to feeling like you have a million things being juggled around in your head, all demanding your attention NOW. There was some feeling like I was in over my head with my job for sure and a general sense that I was drowning in all these things clammoring for my attention, imagined and real. My previous two mornings, I was out the door within 15 minutes of waking up and showed up to office hours late anyway. Lunches have been brief and my time has just felt like it has gotten away from me.
So rather than stay up late playing computer games like I was tempted, I figured I'd get some sleep and have a nice, slow start to the day. It's been nice. I've had a little time to mentally prepare for the day and I'm ready to hit it.
Also, as a bonus, here's a video of 35 facts about Mr Rogers. The PBS legend recently would have been 85 this year. He was pretty awesome.