Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Trouble Sleeping

but not really falling asleep though it is taking a little longer than usual. It is more the staying asleep that is getting to me right now.

I don't know what the problem is but I have had sleep issues for a million years now. When I actually sleep through the night, it is a good night. And really the other sad thing is that I start sleeping really good about an hour before it is time to get up. So on the weekends (or days off) it works out great because as long as I have no where to go, I can just let myself sleep from about 4:30 am on.... until I get up.

Part of the trouble right now though, I do know. My kids are gone and for whatever reason I have trouble sleeping when they are gone. Another is I have like 50 million things on my mind. Work is like kicking my butt lately. I love it, don't get me wrong but sometimes I truly feel like I am drowning. I have also been doing the job for a long time. It is time for a move (within my current company).

It is one of the things I love about where I work. They encourage movement, career development and the like. Right now, like the rest of the employment world, there is nada in the way of new jobs. Those very few opportunities that do come up are snatched faster than anything.

So for now I hang on and just really try to work hard, stay motivated and learn as much as I can.....

.... without falling asleep...... :)

Happy dreams, peeps!


margaret said...

Oooohh...I hear ya. I don't have trouble sleeping, but I do have bad dreams. Blah. I put it down to stress, tiredness, etc.

I am also at the same place you are, job-wise: I've been doing the same job for a long time and I'm ready for a move. However - like you, I'm finding it extremely difficult to find another job. I give thanks every day that I do have a job...but I'm ready for some new challenges ;-)

Abigail said...

I am with you. I am now writing you this comment at 6:21am and I have been up for an hour already. It seems to be that overwhelmed feeling that gets you. Perhaps its just a single mom thing...