My Week: Lack of Sleep and Bad Moods – Correlation or Causation?

Sunday, August 27th

Forcing oneself to take naps in the afternoon when one is not really that tired to prepare oneself for an overnight shift at work that night will probably result in poor sleep.

Monday, August 28th

Likewise, sleeping until 1pm the day after working an overnight shift will probably result in a poor sleeping schedule for the entire rest of one’s week. Seriously, I feel jet-lagged.

Tuesday, August 29th

Re-reading books that I read in high school only makes me realize how stupid I was in high school. Well, I guess I wasn’t stupid, per se, but I definitely wasn’t a good reader. I’m re-reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and I definitely have no memory of the narrator being 15-years-old. I thought he was 8 or 9! No wonder Literature was always one of my worst subjects in high school. How I ended up an English major, I’ll never know.


Wednesday, August 30th

If ever you’re feeling down, try listening to “Mr. Brightside” by the Killers. Just try it. I don’t care if you hate it.

Thursday, August 31st

I’m super proud of the book I picked for book club (Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer).  When I found out they picked my name out of the had I god weirdly self-conscious about my choice because I know all of my co-workers have very different interests than my own. But we ended up sitting and talking about it for twice as long as the first meeting lasted, coming up with crazy conspiracy theories and what we thought would happen next. I’m currently reading the next book in the series, but it’s been hard finding time to sit down and read these past few days.

Friday, September 1st

I finally saw Baby Driver and now I know what the heck everyone has been talking about. What an excellent movie!


What other movies should I go see? It’s my favorite time of year again — Oscar buzz season!! (I’m a major award show junkie. Don’t know why. But I love them).

Saturday, September 2nd

I’m going to be starting a “new” job once I get back from Iceland. It will be with the same company/store, but I’ll no longer have to deal very heavily with the customer service aspect, which is the main reason I said yes. I wouldn’t really say it’s a step up, but I will get more hours and not have to talk to as many people.

Sometimes I get really down about my job. For the most part I enjoy it and I like the people I work with, but it’s hard not to feel ashamed about where I work. When people ask me where I work, I don’t like to tell them. I say, “Yeah I work there, but it’s temporary,” or “I’m just saving money,” or “I’ve been applying to other places here and there.” I don’t always know if I’m more trying to assure them or myself.

Sorry to end it on such a downer, but sometimes crappy days happen, even if nothing crappy happened. We’ve all been there, right?

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