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Go to Sleep, Night Owl



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I really should go to bed earlier. Well, I go to bed, but I stay up and read blogs or write of look at Facebook…. Should I write this SoC post tonight? Or wait til tomorrow which will be Saturday, though technically it will be Saturday here in just 20 minutes.

Saturday night or Sunday morning, we will “Spring forward” and set the clocks ahead, for daylight savings time. I will then “lose” an hour. I can’t afford to lose an hour! I don’t have enough time as it is!

Okay, don’t go crazy about that, I tell myself. It’s only one hour. Then I’ll have more daylight! Because I’m saving daylight. What if you could save daylight in a bottle? Like saving time in a bottle?


So, anyway, I’m not a morning person. I’m a night person. I’ve always preferred to stay up late. When I can. When my kids were little, was the only time I’d go to sleep early. Because I’d run out of go juice.

I wonder if I go to sleep and write this post after that, if it will be better. I don’t think I like it much. I mean, where is it going? It really is stream of consciousness though –  more so than I’ve ever done before. But it feels like I’m just rambling.

I suspect there are more night owls blogging than there are early risers. Why? I don’t know.

So, I ask you: Are you a night owl or an early riser?

Where ever you go, there you are.

If you stay up late, you might go far

Into the world of jibberish space

Where you very often lose your place.

But you can always jump back in

the Stream of Consciousness again.

Today’s Stream of Consciousness post was inspired by the prompt: “go”. If you’d like to join in, go here:

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

15 thoughts on “Go to Sleep, Night Owl

  1. Night Owls unite! I had the same dilemma early this morning – post or not post. Sleep won over posting.

  2. Unite alright! Something got me awake early this morning though usually my morning sleep is the best.

  3. I can’t afford the hour either. Good use of Go.

  4. Thanks, Osh! I hope you don’t mind if I call you Osh. 🙂

  5. Love Time in A Bottle! I’d forgotten about that song. I can’t write a night at all. I wish I could because I have a hard time getting up in the morning to write early! SOC is just what it says and mine is often gibberish!

    • Sometimes I feel like I could write all night long, but it does seem to make less sense after a while. G/Jeeze. Did I misspell gibberish? I think I’ll leave it like that. That’s what makes SOC so much fun. Thanks for sharing that 🙂

  6. I love this post JoAnne – rambling is the best because it feels like I’m there, or you’re here, and we’re just chatting. Such a personal feel, ya know?
    And yeah, I have a hard time going to bed when I get caught up in the WordPress world. You’re not alone. 🙂

  7. This is really what stream of consciousness is supposed to be so don’t worry about rambling.

  8. Yay! One less thing to worry about! Thanks, Deb!

  9. Oh, I too am definitely a night owl. Often, I wake up against my will and tell myself I’ll need to go to bed earlier that night, only to find my energy increase towards nighttime — and the vicious cycle starts again. 🙂 So I also feel just as bad about losing an hour. And why do we always have to lose that hour on weekend time? Why can’t I lose an hour of work time during the week, I ask? Hmph.

  10. Great idea! We should lose the hour around 3pm, or one hour before we get off work. Just so long as we don’t have to add an hour of work in the fall. I get a second wind around 11pm.

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