Do you remember when you were younger and all the stupid things you may have done?
Oh, I know, some of you may not have done these things.
But it was college. All-night benders, and just being dumb. Maybe it was all night hanging out over a few cordials. Maybe it was something completely different, you know, such as studying.
But as you got older, maybe those types of things transformed. Staying up all night and talking or hanging out. Watching movies. Playing video games.
No matter what the reason, we’ve all had those nights where sleep isn’t going to happen much.
Then there are the nights where it’s fully unintentional, but that’s for another time on its own.
I’m talking more about the times when we’ve chosen to do this – no matter how or the reason. Weddings that never end. A party that goes until the wee hours of the morning. Holiday gatherings. New Year’s Eve. Saint Patrick’s Day. Travel.
Did you ever have those nights where you made a run to the local convenience store at like 11, run into a friend or wo, start chatting and all of a sudden it’s 3 or 4 in the morning? No? Lucky you. Even more than that? Having to be up a few hours later for work.
Been there, done that.
When I was a tad younger (in other words, when I was like 25), this was a bit easier. I could wake up the next day and go back at it.
I remember many a trip north of the border to Montreal where I’d be lucky to average four hours a sleep a night on the trip – and be fine.
Now? Not so much.
I can’t help but to think about the morning after. When the alarm goes off and your head is in a fog and you have no idea if you’ve slept five minutes or several hours.
Back in the day, it wouldn’t have even bothered me.
I can’t even consider it anymore or I am in a complete fog and would rather just pass out from being so tired.
That means I’m a tad jealous of the youngsters who don’t think or worry about the morning after. Must be nice.
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