I Dislike Mornings

Another week begins.

I had a relaxing, if uneventful, Labor Day weekend.  The plans that I had fell through, and I felt under the weather on Sunday, so I didn’t do much.  That’s not a bad thing, as it was nice to “recharge” my batteries, but there are a couple friends I had plans with that I miss very much, but they fell through.  Oh well, perhaps I’ll be able put something together soon, but I’m going to basically be working for the next 11 days straight.

I must admit, moving from the afternoon shift (3p-11p) to the day shift (7a-3p) is the hardest move of all for me.  I don’t know what it is about me, but I’ve never been an early riser.  I’ve always been a night person, and I enjoy the afternoon and midnight (11p-7a) shifts.  I know they make for days where I can’t get a lot of things done, but at least I feel awake and ready to work during those hours.

If you notice this morning, I’m writing this post at roughly 3am.  I’ve been up since about 1am, after only going to bed at 9PM.  I just have a hard time making this transition, and I have to change shifts every week.  In the future, I can make shift trades so that I can stay on certain shifts, but since I’m training, I’m unable to do that yet.  I guess I’ll just have to keep pounding down coffee and hope for the best.

I’m also nervous about tomorrow.  I’ve got something personal going on (something I’m not ready to go into with the masses) but just know that it has raised my anxiety level through the roof.

I’m also beginning to start looking into buying a new car.  As of now, I’m going to try to get a 2010 Jeep Wrangler.  I’m waiting for as long as I can to get one, so that I can put down a better down payment and lower my monthly payments as much as possible.  I’m really looking forward to buying my first new car with my own money, as I’ve always owned used ones (’89 Dodge Spirit, ’96 Chevy Cavalier and an ’01 Toyota RAV4).  I’ve always wanted a Jeep, so that’s what I’m pursuing.

I’m also looking for an apartment.  I’m thinking that it would be best to just find somewhere cheap close to work, and then after a year or two, move to someplace better.  I’d love to live closer to downtown Pittsburgh, but that is probably best saved for when I’m making a bit more money.  Half of me wants to have a roommate, so as to defer costs, but it would be nice to have my own place.  Plus, I’m past the point in my life where I will live with someone I don’t know, so I don’t see it happening.  With my working odd hours at times, it’s best to live alone for now anyway.


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