16 Days ’til 40: Sleep Deprivation

05 Feb



Show me an educator and I will show you a sleep deprived person!

Confession #1:  I am a night owl.

Confession #2:  This does not go well with early morning reporting times.

Confession #3:  I do not do caffeine (yes it IS true!)

Confession #4:  I told my boss at a job I had 15 years ago that I should never be asked to make an important decision before 10:00 a.m.

Confession #5:  My idea of a perfect weekend is pajamas, quality pillow time, a good book and no phone calls

Confession #6:  I am too tired to write more for this post


Today, 16 days ’til 40, I am human and tired – I bet some of my blog readers will relate!



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42 responses to “16 Days ’til 40: Sleep Deprivation

  1. doubleinvert

    February 5, 2013 at 00:07

    My ex would reword your statement as “Show me clergy and I will show you sleep deprived persons.” She’s an ordained minister and has a fair amount of blood in her caffeine system!

    – Connie

  2. djmechanica

    February 5, 2013 at 03:01

    I turned 40 last year its just like turning any other age just the body gets older.

  3. Toni

    February 5, 2013 at 03:40

    Get some rest!

  4. gretchenfogelstrom

    February 5, 2013 at 04:38

    With luck you wrote this post early in the eve and went to bed and are soundly sleeping. 40 is just around the corner! You need energy for the big day! 🙂

    • 400daystil40

      February 5, 2013 at 23:40

      Sadly, no – I wrote it after midnight and was up again @ 6:00…

  5. paigeelizabethl

    February 5, 2013 at 06:24

    The same can be said for nurses. Ugh, I do not want to go to work tomorrow!

    • 400daystil40

      February 5, 2013 at 23:38

      Were you able to get out of bed??? 🙂

  6. lameadventures

    February 5, 2013 at 07:17

    From one night owl that’s a blogger to another, wait until you’re 16 days before 50, then you’ll really feel like the walking dead. Oh, to be 16 days under 40 again! Savor your youth!

  7. viveka

    February 5, 2013 at 13:21

    We are so much a like …. this could have been written by me – except for the working issues. Done that – have a T-shirt. 16 days left !!!!!

    • 400daystil40

      February 5, 2013 at 23:36

      🙂 – yes, it is coming too fast!

  8. saymber

    February 5, 2013 at 14:23

    You are a brave girl going without the caffeine…I’m such a biotch without my morning coffee!!!

    • 400daystil40

      February 5, 2013 at 23:36

      It has been so long that I would be more worried about how I might act if I were to be on coffee!

  9. Heather

    February 5, 2013 at 19:44

    lol…I’m not a morning person, so I relate to #4 :0 …unless I’m away on holidays, then I’m up at 6:00 and ready to sit outside and read!

  10. Jason Preater

    February 5, 2013 at 20:46

    Aha, yes I relate! I have a couple of years now to fifty and I am not about to put that into days. But what are you going to do with your blog when you reach the great day?

    • 400daystil40

      February 5, 2013 at 23:34

      Ah, a very good question – I am not sure what my blogging will morph into….

  11. ecofinanalysis

    February 5, 2013 at 20:53

    How did the boss respond?

    • 400daystil40

      February 5, 2013 at 23:33

      Thankfully, we had a good working relationship. Sometimes I did have to make the touch decisions early, but he also knew when it was better to wait until later in the morning.

  12. carolinamoonrise

    February 5, 2013 at 22:00

    Hi. I turned 40 last summer. I am also a night owl. I get a fair amount done most work days before 10am but only because I love my Coke-Cola. Nothing makes sense before 10a.m. on a lot of days. Embrace life, don’t stress over small stuff and go along shouting — “YEAH! I made it to 40!” It’ really not so bad. Susan

  13. juliebie

    February 5, 2013 at 22:45

    Is your birthday 2/21? So is mine!

    • 400daystil40

      February 5, 2013 at 23:32

      Yes it is!!! 🙂

      • juliebie

        February 5, 2013 at 23:46

        That is so funny! I was doing the math in my head when I saw the name of your last post. So funny. Happy early birthday!

  14. knittingwithheart

    February 6, 2013 at 03:23

    Me too… only I do caffeine and might switch the book for knitting or a vintage movie 🙂

  15. thelastsongiheard

    February 6, 2013 at 05:37

    LOL I read this and thought… yes… yes… yes… me… me… me.. LOL

  16. Spider42

    February 6, 2013 at 11:03

    Definitely relate and except for the caffeine part, feels a little deja-vu-y. 🙂
    Though in my case its because of being an aspiring writer with a day-job as opposed to being a teacher… though an aptitude test did say I should be one once… hmmm…

    • 400daystil40

      February 6, 2013 at 23:28

      hehehe!!! Yes, why don’t you consider teaching, I can tell by the posts you write and your responses to me that you would be a person that students (particularly teens) would relate well to.

      • Spider42

        February 11, 2013 at 08:32

        Probably because being a teacher in India with no qualifications to teach anything besides the economics I did in college would be utterly terrible! 😀
        If I could teach english literature or philosophy or history or such at a school level I wouldn’t mind but no one would let me to be honest.

        • 400daystil40

          February 11, 2013 at 22:45

          I think you would be good at it. 🙂

          • Spider42

            February 12, 2013 at 07:45

            Humbly appreciated. Perhaps someday I’ll move somewhere I can teach what I’d be good at or do a short course that would qualify me properly. 🙂
            Who knows right?

  17. Another Thousand Words

    February 7, 2013 at 04:11

    Really? Don’t know how you manage without even some caffeine, 400! Surely you’re not into Red Bull???

    BTW–everyone has the ‘right’ to be tired, at least once or twice during the day…after all, the brain can only take so much!

  18. ahmedfraih

    February 10, 2013 at 07:28

    I completely agree and support your weekends plan… Pajamas 🙂


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