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Finally I can type again on here, as there was a recent internet outage that once again took the internet away. There is construction going on right outside the apartment complex, I think they’re expanding the streets, so I’m assuming that is how the internet got knocked out. This city has a lot of construction, as it rapidly grows, and hopefully it finishes soon. The highway could strongly use all hands on deck to complete it. I like to joke that if we could just get the cast of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (remember that show?) then we can get the highways renovated in about a week! In terms of traffic, it’s not as bad as I thought it’d be in the mornings. Coming home is another story though.

Work this week has not been as hectic as last week. The workshops and learning is starting to slow down, as it now rests on me to learn things on my own. I still feel like I’m further behind than my peers who started with me, but I just have to keep reminding myself that they are expecting this semester to be like the “learning” period. Not that I should take these entire 4 months, but that it is okay to take my time and learn. Don’t rush and produce terrible service. My energy level at work could honestly be higher, however I’ve been battling insomnia.

Now I think way back in my early blogging days, I encountered this problem back in grad school. It sucks waking up these past two or so nights around 2:30-3:00am. I don’t know if I fall back asleep, but when I look at the clock again it’s around 4:45am then again an hour later. By then, I pretty much just lay there until my alarm goes off at 6:10am. You might wonder “What’s on your mind, Steven?”, and truthfully I don’t know. I mean, there’s always something on my mind, but nothing that should wake me up at the point during the night.

There’s nothing that I am super stressed about; not even work since they are supportive and understanding. I miss my family, but I’m not stressed about that or living alone. Perhaps it’s something subconsciously, but my subconscious never tells me until it’s much later. So the plan for tonight is to mix things up, and I will sleep with a new pillow. If that fails, not only will I be upset in the morning, but I might have to resort to pills to sleep. It’s not a bad thing, but I also don’t want to become used to it or dependent on pills that knock me out. Other than that, things are okay over here. Hopefully things are okay for you out there. If not, then we can always hang out here if I’m up late at night (or morning/afternoon for my global friends). It’s almost midweek, we can do this. . .

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