I am the last person in the world that would consider myself a nighthawk, yet sometimes my best ideas have come to me in the middle of the night. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I go to bed early! Sometimes when I’m heading upstairs at the end of the night (for me) my husband laughs and says, “You’re going to bed ALREADY?” To which I answer, “Yep!”, almost with a touch of glee. I really do love bed.
Most times I sleep right through the night, like our now-preschooler daughter who has always been a good sleeper. But then there are other nights, nights like tonight, when for the life of me I just can’t do it. My brain – going a mile a minute – wakes me up. And thinks of business ideas! Work ideas! Ideas for life and play! Blogging ideas! Wow. My ideas come in a wide and strong rush that I can’t seem to find the faucet for to turn them off.
And so I get up.
Usually I come to the computer in these wee hours, to do a little checking and poking around on the net. Tonight I’m catching up on Kelly Rae Roberts’s “Flying Lessons” course, which I’ve been participating in for a couple of weeks now. (Love Kelly Rae…she’s exactly what I need right now) And I’ve just had an idea for my business that I will test in the light of day tomorrow when I really wake up. You see, sometimes my night ideas can be a little crazy. And other times they can be just what I have been looking for all along, an answer to something I was seeking. (Thanks subconscious!)
I come by this insomnia honestly I suppose. It was funny to bump into my father while on vacation with he and my mom last year. And by “bump into” I mean that we met a couple of times in the middle of the night in the living room of the two-bedroom condo we were all staying in together. We were two peas in a pod, bonding over our midnight computers. Two idea people at work, just at the strangest hours.
Sometimes my best ideas come in the middle of the night. What about you?