During my years in undergrad, I learned a lot about myself. One of the things I learned was that I am not capable of making good decisions past about 10pm at night. In that vein, I also learned that I am most susceptible to telling my secrets later at night. My friends did two things: one, they informed me I was not allowed to make any sort of important decisions past 10pm, and two, they would come to my room after 10 or 11pm to weasel my secrets out of me.
I say this not because I have been making decisions post 10pm or telling secrets, but because I will think something is a great idea at about midnight, but when I wake up the next morning, I am always glad I did not follow through. With my being out so late so frequently, this has been happening more and more. For the last couple of years, I’ve generally gone to bed at a very respectable hour, so none of this was an issue.
But with dancing and now grad school coming up, I know I’m going to have to remind myself (without the help of my dear friends) to keep my head on. To not make decisions because it just seems like such a good idea in the middle of the night, to not tell all my secrets to strangers, to be careful at night.
I sound a bit dramatic, but if I followed every impulse I feel so strongly in the middle of the night, I can promise life would not go very well for me. :)