I genuinely hate the time between 11 to 1 regardless am and pm.
When I was a student, we were called owls as we used to study till late in the night. People always advise studying early in the morning as our minds are fresh. But I have hardly experienced that freshness filtered from the dark clouds of sleep and yawns. My mind is fresh and calm generally after 1 AM. Is there any psychology behind it? I don’t know. But it had always worked for me, at least.
But this 11 to 1 has always betrayed me. I still remember, I had the Chemistry exam the next day, now this is one subject which has hated me the most. And I was dependent on the night study as usual. I knew that I would have to stay awake, probably the whole night. I had very few hours of sleep in past few nights. So I threw a couple of cups of tea down my throat and started reading by 10. (Tea is the liquid which I had started taking during the board year. It was supposed to stay me awake, but…) But these cups of tea made me fall asleep on the books in just an hour. I woke up directly at 6 in the morning, petrified.
(P.S: I managed to study it anyhow and passed the exam with fair marks.)
Even after so many 11 to 1 betrayals during the student life, this time has still not spared me.
In the daytime, I am supposed to be working after 11.
The reason for writing this article is the time 12:15. I am supposed to do many things before lunch: doing my daily work, referring my old IT material (again!), preparing notes and interviews (pending ones too!).
But this enemy period of time has started messing with me. And the slow internet connection adds more fuel to it. Now, this same amount and variety of work will be easily done during the noon and in the evening or during my ‘owl’ time. But it won’t let me happily work in the morning schedule.
But one thing this time has done right: I had decided to write a post a day as a birthday resolution. And whenever I get a sinking feeling, I have a book in my hand; to read or to write. So this time, it has made me keep the promise to myself. I wrote today and as per the tradition, this 11 to 1 will appear tomorrow and I will be able to write tomorrow as well!
But I am still waiting for the day when I will sort out the issues with this 11 to 1 fellow.