I didn’t get vary much sleep last night. It was my turn to stay up and feed our 6 week old son Mason at 2am and 5am.
I have a headache from lack of sleep and I need to do some VO work later.
I don’t know how my wife Amy does it. She’s an amazing woman!
In case some of you don’t know, I took on a 2nt job to help pay for the construction of my recording booth in the basement. My wife and I didn’t have the money in savings and we REALLY didn’t want to put it on a credit card or take out a loan. I also have to move out of the room I’m currently in, I’ll tell you why in a little bit.
This job is the same job I had before (between December of 2009 and May of 2010) but now I work 2nt shift. (before I worked 1st shift) I wanted to work 2nt shift this time! To keep my days open for my voice over business.
The down fall about working 2nt shift is, when I come home at 11pm, I usually have to wind down. So I’m usually up until 12 midnight. Oh, I sometimes go right to bed, and get to sleep by 11:30, but most of the time I don’t. And I still get up between 5:30 and 6am Monday – Friday. So, on average I usually get between 5 - 5 and 1/2 hours of sleep a night…Monday – Friday.
This job is an easy job to do, but it’s a hard physical job. It’s a job where most people would get paid minimum wage to do, but I wasn’t having anything of that. I will not tell you WHAT I get paid, but I will tell you it’s NOT minimum wage! I know I do my job well too. I very rarely have any complaints. People know (and can SEE) I work hard!
And…I hate my job!!!
Well, let me rephrase that. I LOVE the people I work with! I love how they really know and can see I work hard. I love how they can count on me to get things done! But I really, really, really…DON’T like the actually “job” part. This isn’t a job anybody really goes out and peruses as a career. On the other hand, I do love how almost everybody likes me at my job. (I’m a very likeable guy! :))
Today (Friday 2/3/2012) my lack of rest finally caught up with me. I went to bed at midnight. Work up at 5:30am, made my wife breakfast and helped her get my daughter up…and…by 6:30, I went back to bed. I didn’t wake up until 10am!!!! I slept for almost 10 non-consecutive hours!
I NEVER SLEEP THIS MUCH!
Is my body trying to tell me something? This never happened when I worked days!
As I said before, one of the biggest reasons I took this job is to make some extra money to pay someone to make my recording booth in the basement. You see, right now, my recording booth is in another bedroom. But I have to move out of that room…here’s why.
My plan is to work at this job until late May of this year. My wife Amy is pregnant with our 2nt child. The baby is due in June. When the baby comes I want to spend a few weeks with her to help her with the baby and stuff. Heck…I really want to be home as much as I can for her!
Besides, if all goes according to plan, I shouldn’t need this “extra” job anymore by then anyway. So, for the most part, this job is just to help pay for the construction of the booth.
I really want this to work out so bad!
I want to make voice overs and Youtube videos as my career!
(well, more on the voice over end. Youtube videos are mainly for fun, but it would be nice to someday make some extra money for the videos I make on Youtube)
After all, I’m making a ROOM in my basement specially for voice overs. (the outside wall will be for making videos) This had better work!! No…let me change that…I know it will work!
Do you know WHY I know it will work…? Because I REALLY don’t want to do THIS job anymore. It’s wearing me out.