November 09, 2021 2 min read
"That moment when my eyes close and no one needs anything from me is my favourite moment of the day."
It varies widely. Sometimes it involves washing off my make up before bed. Other times it involves yoga, a hot bath and a fifteen-step skin care routine. It’s rarely anything in between. I tend to operate in extremes in this way, but it all evens out.
Bedtime looks like me falling face first into my bed, usually with a child or two beside me (and occasionally, a dog). But man, that moment when my eyes close and no one needs anything from me is my favourite moment of the day.
I am blessed with the ability to sleep on demand, at any time, wherever I am. (My friends tell me I once fell asleep while standing up on a train in Paris, holding onto the handrail. I never let go, which is among my proudest achievements in life). That said, there are a few things that I swear by when it comes to sleep. A shower, good sheets and a few pages of a book … I’m out.
Given the train example above, it’s clear that I can live without sleep rituals. I will say that being very tired helps a lot.
Don’t make me choose! I love the new shorts and tank, but I also have a soft spot for my pink harem pants.