(I took the question from this site) I am so have-no-idea about what I’m going to blog, since I’m part of post a week challenge, so I visited that site. It’s very helpful.
There’s a certain occasion where something force you to not sleep. As a mother, probably the first months having a newborn baby made us lost a lot of sleep time. But I never really awake more than 24 hours. I usually have at least one or two hours sleep a day at the first 6 months having newborn.
The longest time I didn’t slept probably back in college few years ago. I used to stay awake for like 36 hours. And that was quite often, since I went to architecture school and we have a lot of home works, drawing and everything. Nothing beat those crazy college years. I’m kinda love being nocturnal creature back then. Drawing all night on my desk, playing unpopular music like Sujiwo Tedjo in Javanese language, which I didn’t understand a single line he sang.
(I used to lived in Jogjakarta for 5 years and understand Java language very little) But his music was magical, and listen to those in the middle of the night sometimes felt creepy, but I never really thought about it. Since we had many deadline to catch up.
My favorite long-day-without-sleep was when my team and I working together for design competition. We worked in the studio on our campus, having discussion, working on layout, printing, eating pizza, etc. It wasn’t too much different with my work experience in a real studio, after i finished college. Only in college you worked with your friends, unpaid and still having fun. But in real studio if you’re not worked, you’ll get fired. ^_^
After those architecture time, I have never awake more than 24 hours without sleep. The longest time only 23 hours, it’s a couple months ago when I write a novel for competitions and didn’t won ^_^ (It basically a draft) And actually I haven’t opened those manuscripts again since then. I need to edit that, and the other one, and the other one… (For me editing is the hardest thing to do. That’s why I keep my self busy by writing another one and another one…as an excuse for not doing that job.. _It’s not a good thing though_ You know Stephen King is right when he said it in his book “On writing – memoir of the craft” : to write is human, to edit is divine… )
Oh, I’m just very human lately… I wish i could be nocturnal creature again soon and find my divine moments to work.
- Whats the longest you’ve been without sleep? (dailypost.wordpress.com)
- Write and be ….what? Happy! (zentocoach.wordpress.com)
- Stephen King: On Writing Under the Dome (chazzwrites.wordpress.com)
- Naps have positive cardiovascular impact (time4sleep.co.uk)