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 —
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!
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!