The only thing more difficult than getting to sleep when I want to is waking up when I have to. I wonder what it's like to be a morning person? I know what it's like to be around a morning person (and the less said about that, the better) but I'll probably never learn what it's like to be one. I can't imagine that, after a lifetime of nocturnalism, my fundamental nature would suddenly change. There have been times when I've had to sleep nights and wake up early, but I've never felt right at those times. Yet, recently, I haven't felt exactly right about the nocturnalism, either. I've developed odd irregularities in my sleeping patterns, with sudden unintended naps at odd hours, and sleeplessness in the early morning at my usual bed time. All part of the weirdness of this year, I suppose. I only hope that it doesn't end with me turning into a morning person. I wouldn't know who the hell I was.