Tonight is going to be an early night for the two of us. My wife’s schedule is shifting from 2pm-11pm to 10am-7pm starting tomorrow. It means a lot of things for us, almost all positive.
One, it means that we’re going to have a more traditional sleep schedule – midnight to 8am. Two, it means that in that part of the night that my brain tends to wander toward darker things, my wife will actually be here instead of at the other end of sporadic text messages. Three, it frees up our evenings to be able to actually get out and socialize with people again, which will be good for both of us. Finally, having our evenings free allows us greater flexibility with regard to attending SCA events in the future, although the obstacles of social anxiety and finances are still firmly in place. It’s one less thing to worry about when it comes to getting out to play.
There are a couple of negatives, both with silver linings. Because her lunch hour would have her returning to the office at the beginning of rush hour traffic, she will likely not be coming home for lunch every day like she does now, but that longer separation is likely going to be good for me in the long run. Also, doctors’ appointments will either be early morning or done on my own, which is not something that I’ve got much recent experience doing. This is going to force me to drive again, something that I’ve largely avoided for well over a year.
Overall, the positives of this change far outweigh the negatives, so we are both excited about it. Changes tend to throw me for a loop, however, so I’m curious how I’ll do, knowing that most everything about this change is for the better. Time will tell …