Been feeling sick, and sleeping doesn’t seem to be helping. What a terrible week.
My lack of sleep during the school week reached a new low this week. On average, I’ve been getting around five hours per night and maybe even less if it’s the night before an exam. Oddly enough, I usually manage fine until Thursday or so when I start feel the lack of sleep kicking in. You all know the symptoms, your eyelids get incredibly heavy and you struggle to keep them open during lectures and other boring activities. You find yourself able to fall asleep just about anywhere.
This week however, it was pretty bad. I had a midterm on Wednesday and Friday, so obviously right from the start of the week I was already lacking more sleep than usual. By Wednesday I was already feeling drowsy most of the time and by Friday, things just got weird.
I would fall asleep without even knowing it. One second I was writing down notes, and the next second I was opening my eyes, realizing that I dozed off. So ridiculous. The best one would probably be when I was on the bus commuting home, and I was scrolling through the artists on my iPod. The next thing I know, I was opening my eyes, holding my iPod in my hand and discovering that I had fallen asleep while scrolling through the music library.What the hell, right?
I’m sure it’s totally unhealthy the amount of sleep I get during the school week but I can’t do much about it. I can’t help but scoff at my friends who complain that eight hours of sleep aren’t enough for them. But that’s one of the reasons why I love weekends. You get two days to sleep in. So good.
My friend pointed out today that our technical writing professors looks like the Joker because she always has this smile on her face (to the point where it gets kind of scary). Now I see the Joker every time I look at her.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” —Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech
Earth science can have such ridiculous terminology. I have been studyinging about facies. No, not feces. Facies.