I think National Stress Awareness Day is marked perfectly on the calendar because for some reason this is always the time of year everyone just seems to have had enough. For college this is usually the time where everyone feels like they are ready to have a mental breakdown. Assignments and due dates are coming at you from left and right. It's time for midterms and the list of things to do just keeps getting longer no matter how much you have checked off. Besides that everyone just seems to be in a bad mood. Who knows why. Maybe it's the upcoming holiday stress or the dreading of the bitter winter days ahead. Either way stress is the real struggle right now and I just can't even.
For Halloween this year I decided to change it up, and do something different. Instead of going to the bars we decided to do a hunted train ride. It was a fun change, but we still ended up at the bars at the end of the night. Typical, but it's always a good time seeing everyone dressed ridiculous and drunk at the same time. Here are some of the costumes I caught on camera before everything becomes a blur.
If anyone asks me what my hobbies are my answer is definitely sleeping. I know this makes me sound lazy or that I lead an uneventful life, but it’s true. If I could I would sleep all day everyday. I know I’m not the only one who knows this struggle.
Naps are basically the only way I can survive life. When I say nap I don’t mean a power nap of twenty minutes to a half hour to reenergize. I’m talking a solid two or more hours of sleep. If my schedule doesn’t allow me to get in my midday snooze you can guarantee the first thing I do when I get home is craw right into bed. It doesn’t matter if it’s six at night. I’m gone from the world and don’t want to deal with anyone or anything.
This is definitely problematic since I am now technically an adult. To be a responsible person with a full-time job and responsibilities doesn’t allow you to have the luxury of sleeping whenever you want, but what can I do? I’ve heard all the tricks and things a person should do to be a full functional human being that can have a fully productive day. Have a healthy diet, exercise, go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday, don’t drink caffeine past noon, etc. I mean these are all good points, and I have tried all of them before. Guess what? They haven’t made any difference. I just love to sleep, and the struggles that persist from this include: