Most of my high-school life I slept. Like, a lot. It wasn’t even that I was tired all of the time. It was just oddly easy for me to sleep for 12+ hours every night. Hell, I could’ve won medals for that shit.
Instead, I wasted time away. I wish I could tell you why. Lack of motivation. Unfulfilling life. Whatever. Even now I sometimes fall back into old habits. But just a few hours ago I fell into a strange conversation with my little cousins.
Johnny (4yo): Giraffe’s can’t cross the road. They are sooo slow.
Grace (9yo): No! Turtles are a lot slower!
Sophia (7yo): You’re both wrong. Sloths are the slowest of them all! SUUUUPER slow
Me: Hey, fun fact. Did you guys know that sloths sleep for most of the day? Koala’s do, too! They can sleep for up to 22 hours, only waking up to eat!
All in Unision: Whahawhattattta?!!!//????
Sophia: SO basically that’s like if you locked me in my room with nothing to do for 22 hours, right?! OH I’d be SOOOO bored.
Grace: That sounds awful. They wasted their whole day away!
Then I pondered. That IS awful. Kids are so carefree. They spend their whole day running around using their imagination, playing with Barbies and building blanket forts. Yea sure, you acquire more responsibilities as you age, but that doesn’t mean you should lose that same excitement when you wake up every morning!
For so long I craved to wake up feeling like I’m on a mission to make every second count. Living here with my 4 itty bitty cousins gave me that feeling back. (Also, THE ROCK’s motivational instagam posts…but that doesn’t sound as touching). So, don’t be a koala.
“Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.”