I woke up at 4:30 this morning, thrashed about for a few minutes, and finally acknowledged that I couldn’t go back to sleep. I’m so unaccustomed to being sentient at such an early hour, I hadn’t the faintest idea of how to be productive so I ended up taking a bath, reading, and catching up on my Google Reader feeds. I’m afraid to say what I’m about to say but I’m going to say it because it’s been happening long enough that it seems like a legitimate thing. And that is that ever since I switched to a vegetarian diet* about a month ago, I’ve felt less lethargic and require much less sleep to feel rested. Now part of my problem has been that I’m anemic, have low vitamin D levels, and my thyroid is out of whack (all of which I’m working on fixing with meds) but it is unavoidable that I’ve had more energy since I cut meat from my diet. It could be a fluke thing but it’s interesting to note and spurs me on when I’m craving something beefy.
This looks to be a busy week but after careful inspection of my calendar, it will be a leeeetle less busy than I originally thought. I happened to notice an appointment on my calendar to teach a Fireworks class at 1 a.m. on Wednesday. I’m not sure how that appointment got there but after checking the master schedule to be certain my employer hadn’t started a workshop series for insomniacs, I’ve confirmed that I am in fact not teaching a Fireworks class at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning and will therefore probably be sleeping instead. Phew!
*For the time being I’m occasionally eating seafood, which I guess technically makes me a pescetarian. Eventually I plan to eschew all animal flesh but during this initial adjustment period, am making this concession SO PLEASE DON’T JUDGE ME OR I WILL CRY!