Late Night Owl
For whatever reasons I work extremely well late at night. It started in Middle School. I figured out a system where I could take a nap after dinner for 2 hours and work late into the night without suffering in the morning. It was sort of a trade. I would trade 2 hours from 7pm-9pm for the ability to work until 4am. Instead of sleeping for 8 hours I would only need 6 on a weekday. And maybe 8-10 hours on weekends to catch up. This was immensely useful in High School, where 7pm-9pm was sort of a lull in activity.
In college I figured out something even more interesting. If I took two 2 hour naps (haha I made sure my class schedule would allow this), most nights I wouldn’t even really need sleep. This continued until I started working part time and then I to change my schedule.
And law school…. Where sleep really is a premium. My cat naps proved extremely useful. I was the President of the Intellectual Property Organization, American Constitution Organization, and a Legal Fraternity. As well… as having titles on 2 law journals. And doing work for Professors and volunteering to help immigrants not be deported. Also animal shelters.
Now that I’m much older, I still enjoy the late night coding binges. There’s something exhilarating knowing that you are progressing while most people are sleeping. I can’t logically explain it, but I can say the thing I miss most about living in New York City is being able to find a study buddy who is as owl like as I am.
I think marketing is a really good fit for me. Since most of my learning happens between midnight and 3am. While it’s getting harder to do, I still really enjoy grinding out the night. And before you say I’m a vampire… I’m not. Since I get as much time in the day as most people. I just have more time at night.