Five joys of the Graveyard Shift

You read me right! For someone who said that she did not like the graveyard shift exactly a week ago, I find myself eating my words.

And so, when the Writing 101 prompt came up, I was just about to settle on ~my favorite things~ until I had a talk with Jam (church friend and Music Ministry muse) earlier today. I then realized that there are things I like about my shift!

Without further ado —

Five joys of the Graveyard Shift

1) Less traffic. I can come from one end of Quezon City to go to a corner of Taguig and I would not have to fight for a seat in the bus! Not to mention that Southbound buses in the evening are less likely to overly linger at stops along EDSA. Granted, a one-way trip is two hours, but it is time I can use to read and study songs!

2) Time to do errands or just chill before work. I really do not like being rushed, and I would rather arrive early and take a breather, or just find something to do — more reading, or at this instance, writing! The surroundings don’t hurt, either!

Venice Piazza fountain

3) Lower temperatures. I have the misfortune of being the sweaty type, so not having to try and manage my body temperature before work is a weight off of my mind!

4) Time for volunteer work and engaging in business matters. Granted, this means a few nights of little to no sleep, but I rest in the joy that I am doing something I like, and in the confidence that I can offer solutions in the case I find myself limited.

And my favorite:

5) Seeing both the sunset and sunrise with bonus moonrise! I mean, how neat is that?? 
I am now on my second week of graveyard shift, and I know I am going through a honeymoon phase of sorts. I am sure to encounter challenges soon — most specially with my relationships and social life — but I will cross the bridge when I get there!

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About Cielo

I am a paper-pusher by day, a log by night, an aspiring singer-dancer and a wannabe artist in-between. I am also a Professional Space Cadet.
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4 Responses to Five joys of the Graveyard Shift

  1. Espoir says:

    Yay! I do agree with the sunset and sunrise part, it’s my favorite! I never was able to reach the sunrise until I started working the night shift. It’s really sort of inspiring, but there also came a point in where I never saw the sunset in months. It really just shows a lesson that too much of one thing is… too much? XD

  2. anaaibachan says:

    Great blog, girl! I love your posts!!!Becoming inspired to write further!!

    • Cielo says:

      Hahaha thank you, darlin’ 💕! I’m happy to have you around as a writing friend, too! Let’s do this 💃🏻✨!!

      • anaaibachan says:

        Yes, I would love to do it continuously to keep the creative juices flowing. Keep on writing too girl!

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