May 31st 2018
Today was the closest I’ve ever come to forgetting to write a daily blog post. For the last 1,247 days (since January 1st 2015) I’ve written a daily post here on this blog that documents my day, my life, and my feelings.
Today I almost broke that streak by falling asleep before I’d written a new blog post. It would have been the first time that I’d ever missed a day, and “I fell asleep early” isn’t even a particularly good reason to miss it.
But that doesn’t matter, because something woke me up. Something completely within my subconscious stopped me from sleeping all the way through and breaking the streak, and woke me up within half an hour.
I would have been so annoyed. It has become so habitual for me that the only way I ever envisaged the streak breaking was if I was in hospital or jail.
Simply falling asleep early is a bit less rock and roll.
It’s so weird that I woke up. I never wake up mid-way through the night. I always sleep all the way through. Except tonight. Tonight something woke me up and saved the streak from being broken.
This thing is so engrained into my psyche that even my unconscious mind knows that I shouldn’t have been asleep, and so it forced me to wake up – not long after I’d fallen asleep in the first place.
It’s kinda funny. Because last night my blog was dedicated to my currently twisted sleeping pattern and I mentioned how most nights I don’t get to sleep until 2:30am. And then the very next night this happens.
Until tomorrow, the streak lives on.