I am burning my candle at both ends. I stay up late to write, and I wake up early to write. I have fallen asleep at my keyboard in the middle of typing.
I am living in the middle of my candle. The wax is melting at both ends, and there is not very much wax left in the middle of the candle. I don’t get enough sleep at night. I am tired during the day. I feel drowsy when I am driving.
I have drank caffeine to stay awake while I drove, played music loud, rolled down the windows to get fresh air, pinched myself in the arm, slapped myself in the face, and poured my water bottle down my back. I thought I could always handle my drowsiness when I drove. I had never fallen asleep. I didn’t realize how dangerous driving while you were tired was until last summer.
I was driving home on the back roads by myself when I drifted into the oncoming lane. I had fallen asleep for a few seconds. I was greatful there were no other cars on the road. I kept driving as I was only a few blocks from home. The friend I was suppose to see later that afternoon was understanding when I cancelled our appointment. I took a nap.
I will have to choose which end of my candle to burn, and I will follow the guidelines I read at Driving Drowsy.org. I give them full credit. I really have to take better care of myself. I could kill someone.