Here I am in the middle of the night, wide awake. This happened about a month ago as well. It’s frustrating when I’m lying there knowing I need my sleep. On the other hand, when I give in to the inevitable and embrace it, I am astounded by the level of creativity that emerges from my mind! I may actually begin to desire my insomniac times.
I felt a bit ill and went to bed at midnight. My son, Adam, who lives with autism and has the traditional trait that comes with the disorder, a significant sleep pattern difference, is usually ready to come to bed around 1:00-2:00 a.m., depending on when he awoke. This night it would be around 2:00 a.m., so I set my cell phone alarm and went to sleep quickly. Adam immediately consented to retire at the designated time, but I also had popped completely awake . . . never a good sign. After taking his melatonin, Adam was sleeping within about 30 minutes, while I continued to stare, wide-eyed at the slow changing digital clock at my beside. At 3:00 a.m., I decided to see what I could accomplish.
I had agreed to create a post over at Life Without School in relation to a couple of questions that were posed there at various areas. I have not taken the opportunity to discuss the right-brained learner often there, and this was just that moment to do so. I decided to sit down and see what emerged. I just love it when writing flows from my fingertips, and that’s exactly what happened tonight. It wrote itself, and I can amaze myself at what results. The creativity burst from my insomnia helps relieve certain stresses I take upon myself willingly that naturally accumulate in the household of unique individuals I call my family and the lifestyle that most benefits each through home/unschooling, including my own personal development through writing and speaking.
The post I created is to come out in mid-June, so I’ll let everyone know when to go take a peek after “peaking” your interest . . . LOL! See, even the puns come out 😉 And, after so many months of a dry spell on my blog, maybe this post in the middle of the night will kick start a new segment of thoughts to share with you all.
I guess I’ll go see if I can catch a couple of hours before daylight.