Funky New Schedule

I’ll probably be awake until at least 2 a.m. again tonight.

That’s OK though, since none of my classes start before noon and I rarely ever have to work during mornings. A typical day for me seems to involve waking up around 11 a.m. and working or studying until 2 or 3 a.m.

As the DS’ Multimedia Editor, I’m often hanging out by myself in the office way past the Union’s 11 p.m. closing time. I update our website and our Instagram account from there with new content almost every night, Monday-Thursday.

If any of the Union’s late night janitors are reading this and have been wondering why there’s often a random girl working on a computer alone in the Dakota Student office, that’s why.

As funky as this schedule is though, I quite enjoy it. It definitely beats the 4 a.m.-noon shifts I often had to work at my gas station cashier job last summer.

While I never minded the work itself, the main reason those shifts sucked so bad was that it was often impossible to drag my energized body into bed at 7 p.m., so I could get a “full eight hours” worth of sleep before waking up at 3 to go to work. Even if I did make it, those “full eight hours” usually ended up being only four or five hours after subtracting out my insomnia.

Even with plenty of coffee, I can’t get by easily on that little sleep. It’s possible, but very difficult and not fun. I don’t know how other people do it so often. Maybe they have superpowers or use some steroid that I’ve never heard of.

Plenty of sleep is essential for me to function at my best so I’m very grateful that I seem to be getting it frequently so far this semester, especially since I love staying up late. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. is my favorite time of day.

Hopefully, I can continue to pull off this sleep mastery after I graduate in December and have to get a big-kid job. They will probably expect me to be there dressed up at 8 or 9 a.m. every morning.


My view outside the office window around midnight. It’s like a ghost town!