I’ve been writing a lot of my recent blog posts late at night (well, technically in very early the morning). And this one is no exception, it’s almost 4:15am.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a “night person”. Having been on vacation for two weeks now, I’ve been able to set my own sleeping rhythm (well, more on that in a moment). I settled into a pattern of going to bed around 4am and getting up around mid-day, although some nights I haven’t turned into until 7am.
Yes, getting up at mid-day sounds pretty lazy. But I get so much work done between about 10pm and 4am that it more than makes up for it. It’s been like my old hacker-days when I was at school — I would come home from school and just learn programming, build websites, that kind of thing. I learnt so much by working late at night.
My mind just focuses to another level and I loose track of time as I churn out code, designs, specs, blog posts and goodness knows what else.
When I’m at work, I often will stay at the office until 7pm. Around 4pm, after the meetings and telephone calls have died down I get into that buzz, which continues until home-time.
Unfortunately my late-night sleeping rhythm has caught up on me. I’ve got to go back to work tomorrow (which secretly I’m looking forward to), but I just haven’t been able to sleep. I thought going to bed early would (around 11pm) would set me up nicely for the day.
But at 2am I still wasn’t sleeping, which wasn’t helped by my neighbours downstairs – who by the sounds of it have just discovered the pleasures of rough sex late at night (can I say that on my blog? Well, I guess I have.)
I’ve been up checking my BBC email so that I’m ready to get straight on with real work from tomorrow morning, but now its 4am and I’m only just getting sleepy. I need to be up at 8am.
Well, I guess I should close the laptop lid and slide into bed…
Good night all.
(PS: I’ve been playing with Yahoo’s! Netrospective 10×10-style web-toy thing, which celebrates 10 years of Yahoo! 1995-2005. I’ve been using the Internet longer than Yahoo! has been around, but it’s been nice to reminisce…)