Hello, night owls!
My name is Meg and I too am awake late at night and into the next morning.
I am a creature of the night. The sun goes down and I come alive. I am the most productive, the most cheerful, and the most alive at night. While everyone sleeps, I build, dream, work, and succeed.
Always on the grind
Being busy is the only way I know how to live, or at least live effectively and happily. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a student and have had at least two jobs. I just finished my Ph.D. (literally this week), so I’ve spent the last five years taking classes, doing research, teaching classes, and working on my dissertation. I also coach gymnastics, a job that I love dearly and with a passion. Until I entered the end of the dissertation phase, I was also waiting tables at a new restaurant in town.
So what’s the point?
Everything I’ve read about blogging emphasizes finding your niche and staying focused within it. Trying to heed this advice, I started to weed out some of my thoughts, but then it hit me.
That is not me. I am 100% all over the place.
There is not one thing in my life that is focused on just one topic. I am 100% all over the place. This can be confirmed by my friends, family, colleagues, girls I coach in gymnastics, students, acquaintances, people I’ve known for 15 minutes… you get my point. Thus, my very purpose is to put on paper the chaos that is life and maybe help some people navigate through it all with me.
My brain is a mess of a million ideas, thoughts, and questions that skip from one topic to the next faster than most people (including myself sometimes) can keep up with. As a result, I cannot guarantee one theme to my writing here. However, I can promise you that if you are awake late at night as I am, then the scatter-brained writings you will find here will, if nothing else, assure you that someone else is also coping with a
brain that is running a million miles a minute (especially when it’s time to go to bed). Hopefully, however, you can use some of my strategies for balancing your love of all things night with all of your daytime activities and obligations.
I look forward to getting to know you and hope to talk to you soon!