The power went out at 2:45 am. Brought me out of a dead sleep. As I stumbled in the dark to the windows to confirm it was the whole neighborhood, and not just my house, I opened the windows to let some night breeze in. It was COMPLETELY silent outside.
NOT A PEEP! Nothing from a bird, no crickets, no cicadas, no cars, NOTHING!
You’d think the quiet would allow me to easily fall back asleep. Instead, I laid there for an hour and a half waiting…. waiting for anything. I couldn’t get back to sleep. Silence makes me anxious. This is why I sleep with a fan and a TV on! If I’m left to my own thoughts and devices, just about anything can happen (if only in my head!)
The lists of things that I needed to get done started… Beating myself up for some random stupid thing I said or did.. I tried to control my breathing but that just made the dog’s breathing and panting even louder. I tried to focus on not focusing on anything… LOL Not sure how people meditate but it’s clear that I need to learn how to be in my own silence and be comfortable!
Once the power came back on, and the WIFI finally restored, all was well in my world and I was able to fall back to sleep for a solid hour before the alarm went off. I was happy for the hour but a little bent about losing 2!
Now, I need a nap!