About the Sleepless Author

I’ve always struggled to fall asleep.

So has everyone else right? I know, we’re all the same. We have nights when we toss and turn and count sheep and bulls, we count up to 100, down from 100, play our whole day out in our heads, play out a movie in our head, replay a boring lecture, wish on a shooting star, wish on your birthday candles…but sleep doesn’t come.

My name is Pearl Maguire

I started to really struggle when I entered University, 4 years ago. I don’t want to put the blame on anyone, but I blame UofT and the stress that they dump on their students. I started getting so fed up with not being able to sleep, that I decided to take advantage of it. I always laid in bed racking my brain for a solution to my problem, and I found that I came up with some interesting stuff that I told myself to remember in the morning. However, after going through the above mentioned “methods” and getting the mind blowing 32 minutes of sleep before the

WOMP WOMP WOMP

of my delightful alarm, I would forget. I’d then tell myself that it probably wasn’t that good… but the next night when I laid down I started to think

a)     WHAT IF THEY WERE BRILLIANT IDEAS?!

b)     WHAT IF I COULD HAVE MADE MONEY?!

c)      OR CHANGED THE WORLD?!

d)     OR AT LEAST MADE A CLEVER TWEET?!

So you wanna know what I did?

I put a pen and paper on the floor beside my bed. This way I could write down all of my ideas and not forget them in the morning.

Brilliant?

I know, it was one of the many that I have unfortunately forgot because I didn’t have this system yet.

imagesCA6Y6TAOIf you want to hear about some of the shit I think about when I can’t sleep, then stick around, maybe you’ll laugh, or maybe you’re like me and it will consume some of the time when you can’t sleep.

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