Don’t Be A Koala!

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.
Graceย (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.ย 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 toย 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.”



  1. I love this!
    I don’t sleep very well, but lately I feel so tired all the time. I have stuff to do and stuff I could be doing, but I find myself lying in bed just staring at the ceiling wasting away that time when I could be doing something productive or fun.
    I like what you said about kids. You are so right; they are always doing something. I’d like to join this mission with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. YESSSS!!!!! we need to all find that something that makes us never want to lay in bed ever again. My goal is to be so tired that as soon as I hit the bed I’m OUT! I think I’m gonna limit social media. That literally kills me! It’s so easy to lay in bed scrolling! Or maybe if I plan every single minute out…. Hahahah

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  2. Haha, why is that kids are so insightful? They always look at things in the best way cause they’re still young with non-warped minds haha! Love this post! It’s real and love the motivation it gives!

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  3. I worked out if we sleep for one hour less a day we get to enjoy an extra 2 weeks a year, imagine that missing out on a whole two weeks of life.

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      1. Yea!!! That’s how I plan on tackling tomorrow. Wake up early (8am :P) workout downstairs for 2 hours; shower. and BAM. Ready to take on a day of…relaxing by the pool. hahaha

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  4. Great post and reminder! I was the exact same way in high school… But that’s seemed to go away in college! Running on 4 hours of sleep isn’t so bad when you’re interested in what you’re learning/doing. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. I’m sooo glad that someone said it! It bugs me so much when I see people at school talking about how they went to bed at like, 1 and got up at 2 in the afternoon. I feel so gross when I wake up later than 8, because I have so much to do!

    I’ve just stumbled upon your blog and am so glad I did! Can’t wait to read more from you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Sadly, I used to be one of those people… I’m proud to say I have no changed for the better ๐Ÿ™‚ but yea, so awful how that used to be my norm! It’s funny what some determination can do! I’m happy you stumbled onto here, too!!! Nice to meet you, Meghna ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m definitely going to check out your blog later!!

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