Not Sleeping

Anyone who's known me for a time soon learns that above and beyond anything else, I am a creature of my routine.

My body wakes up at the same time every and gets tired at roughly the same time. I eat meals like clockwork. In fact, I rarely look at a clock because I have a killer sense of what time it is at any given moment.

But moving was a big disruption in my routine. Add to that the 3-hour time change and my body doesn't know what we're doing anymore. I wake up at 3 am, 6 am, 7 am, 8 am; I get sleepy at 2:30 pm and 6 pml; I'm hungry always or never, missing meals or eating constantly, and I haven't been to the gym since I left the PHX. (The gym is sort of the anchor of my routine, in all honesty.)

So now I'm awake until midnight. I haven't seen midnight on a school night in a long time.

Is there something about a relationship that pulls people to sleep more regularly? Perhaps the absence of my companion is also partly to blame.


  1. You'll settle in Charles. You're living in an exciting city and have a very cool job.

  2. takes time. love you.

  3. I hope you're feeling back on track soon. Near where you live is an excellent dim sim place -- Oriental Express, I think it's called.

  4. Now I know why I've been thinking of YOU! You've moved and I'm back in Phoenix from a long vacation, I just took a long drive back to my childhood neighborhood here in Phx, because I will be moving to St.Louis sometime in the next two months... Congratulations to you... ! Met you twice w/Az Author events... and read your blog.... all best,