The biggest downside to spending a month in California while continuing to work full time for your east coast based employer is getting up every morning at 5:30 (5:30 — 6:30 — 7:30 — 8:30) so you can keep regular business hours. I am not a morning person. At all. I have trouble convincing myself to roll out of bed by 8:30 when I’m at home, so you can imagine what 5:30 is like for someone like me. Add to this the fact that, like most non-morning-people, I’m very much a night owl and given the option I will stay up well past midnight. This means, for the month at least, it takes a concerted effort to force myself to be in bed by 10:30 at the latest so I can get my requisite seven hours of sleep.
Last night didn’t quite work according to that plan, and as a result I’m running on about five hours of sleep with at least one more before I can even seen sunlight.
But you know the old saying “better exhausted in California than wide awake in Ohio.” That’s a saying, right?