Someone has trouble with limitation. Wanna guess who?
During lunch with a friend today, we were discussing the educational benefits that our employer offers, and how awesome it is that you can now take no-credit courses. He’s all, “I love to learn!” And I’m all, “This sounds like one more way for me to over-commit!” Because every fall (and birthday, and New Year, and spring), I try to take on one more job, seven more hobbies, and three thousand more friends, only to discover a few months later that my life was already sufficiently full. Eventually, I cut back, but my immediate response is to come up with magical ways (exercise, prayer) that I can discover untapped reserves of strength which will allow me to cut my sleep time in half and double my productivity.
Yesterday, I was exhausted. I slept for twelve (blissful) hours, and was back in bed by 9:30 or so. The early bedtime was partially so I could start waking up early to go to the gym, but mostly because I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer.
I’m reading Fellowship of The Ring again, and it’s fun to put away the book and go to sleep every time the hobbits do.