The waiting game

Monday, July 25, 2016

Now that I've applied for that new position at work, it feels like I'm just... waiting. And it's barely started! I know it's going to take awhile for the whole process... they have to screen all applicants, then set up interviews, possibly 2nd interviews, then once the position is offered (I am almost guaranteed the job), then they start the process of posting my position and the hiring process begins again, with added time for training before I'll be released to the new job and new schedule. I'm going to assume this will take a minimum of 2 months, possibly longer considering their track record for finding and keeping accounting employees.

This position I have been told is 3:00am - noon. At first that sounded a bit rough, but the more I think about it the more I'm actually getting excited about it. I've been reading about biphasic sleep, and I think this would really work well for me and this schedule. I would go to bed by 10pm, sleep around 4 hours, wake at 2am for work... then leave work at noon, come home and (my plan is to) walk the dog, exercise, shower, then nap between 2pm - 5pm so I can be awake for my normal evening routine with my husband, without having to go to bed at 7 or 8pm shortly after he gets home. This gives me 7 hours of sleep each day (with the option of taking a longer nap if/when needed) which is more than I typically get now! Plus a routine with a workout built in, without taking away time with my husband. His school schedule is going to be rough enough and any time together we can squeeze in is top priority.

I think I can keep a similar schedule on the weekends, with perhaps staying up an extra hour and sleeping in an extra hour or two, and keep the nap. I mean, who doesn't like an afternoon nap??

Anyway, that's my plan for now. I've got a while before I can test it out, but at least I have something to look forward to!
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    I am a nurse who often works odd shifts. Splitting sleep can work but it does run you down after awhile. I often sleep more on my days off to catch up.
    998 days ago
    Good luck to you
    998 days ago
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