Wednesday, September 9, 2015

An Open Letter to My Brain

Dear Brain,
Oh how I love you. You are so fast and are able to provide me with even the most difficult crossword clues. You are quick to retort something funny or sarcastic. There are so many reasons why I love you... But.

I understand that you are busy making and replenishing cells. I also get that your neurons are firing all. The. Time. I get it. You're busy. Well, so am I. When I lay down at night, that is your cue to shut the hell up. I shouldn't have to put you to sleep with tranquilizers or anti-anxiety medication. You should be so worn out from working hard all day that you WANT to take some time off. After all, you do help me slog through 5 classes and have to remember a shit ton of stuff so I can pass tests. (Thanks for that.)

There are other things you do throughout the day, too. Like keep a running grocery list. And remembering to pick up Maddie at school. You do important shit. But I believe that in order to keep functioning at our current level, you are going to have to LET ME GET SOME SLEEP. Don't keep waking me up every 2 hours to tell me something new. Just wait until morning. Also, if we could, I don't know, maybe sleep more than 4.5 hours a night that would be great.

I appreciate all you do for me. You work so hard maintaining your gray matter and keeping that white matter spongy. You deserve some time off. So for feck's sake, please let me sleep tonight.

Yours always,
The Rest Of You

1 comment:

  1. You will need to tell my brain the same thing!!