Back to the night shift. Temporarily.

This week, I’m temporarily on nights at work, and the first shift went pretty well. I’m a night owl by nature, so it usually takes me HOURS to unwind after getting home from work. That wasn’t the case last night, though, and I’m glad. I’d like to be able to stick to my main sleep schedule as closely as possible, and I can’t do that if I’m getting home between 10:30 – 11 and not being able to fall asleep till the wee hours of the morning. I’m normally up by 6:30AM, so I have been sleeping in till 8 or 9. But I think I’m able to wind down quicker these days simply due to the nature of the job. It’s WAY more physically exhausting than my previous job.

Yesterday’s brunch: homemade iced eggnog latte in a Libbey Bierglas, sunny side up egg on a Metlox Poppy Trail “Lotus” salad plate in plum. Not pictured: ham and cheese sandwich on toasted sweet roll.

One of my favorite things about working nights and still waking up at a decent (for me) hour is that I can attend to housework, cook brunch, get ready without rushing, and run errands without too much hassle. I can even sit at my computer and relax for a bit!

Do YOU, or have you ever, worked nights? How did you like it? As for me, I love it and I don’t. I like being able to wake up in the morning, go to work and get that out of the way, then go about everything else I have to do. But the night shift has some checks in the plus column as well. I like that even during busier moments, there’s a much more laid-back vibe to the later hours and we have more fun and less stress. I just wish it went by quicker!

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  1. Liz A. says:

    I worked swing shift when I worked retail. 5-10 PM when I was part time and 2-10 when I was full time. My body likes those hours, but it was hard because I was doing school during the day, too.

    • Kim says:

      I hear you. My body likes those hours as well – or used to. Not so much now that I’m older, but we’re making it work (my body and I). Swing shifts are HARD.