Slept Like a Log.

It is as though my system’s having it’s revenge on me. The project site visit went great on Friday, with some good feedback regarding the state of the project and all that – overall, I think it was great for the group.

I have been sleeping like I have never before. I slept early on Friday and woke up at noon on Saturday, which is today. Then I had pizza for lunch/dinner/whatever and then fell asleep on the couch at around 3 Pm and woke up at around 10:30 PM. That is a total of 20 hours of sleep in the last 24 hours! To be honest, I am still feeling sleepy, and I think I will doze off soon, in a couple of hours or so.

Now to move on to the candidacy, which I dread so much. I hope I don’t have any problems writing things down and staying on track this time. I have about a month now to the deadline. I’ll see how it goes.

Father tells me that his friend took an amazing video of the Tsunami as it hit KanyaKumari (or Cape Comorin as it was previously known), which is the southernmost point in Continental India. There is a monument to Swami Vivekananda on a huge rock that must be about a mile or so out into the sea. Father tells me that before the tsunami struck, the water in the ocean receded so much that one could almost walk to the rock (usually one has to take a 20 minute boat ride)!! Kanyakumari is about 50 miles from my house, and it’s like the Niagara Falls of South India – everyone wants to go there to see the sun set over the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. The Vivekananda Memorial is a beautiful place, and there is a very peaceful hall for meditation. A few lives were lost in KanyaKumari. It was the East Coast in India that took the worst beating – and things aren’t quite back to normal yet.

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2 Responses to Slept Like a Log.

  1. Podz says:

    Isn’t our mind a wonderful thing ? It’s like it knows that we need to push push push when we have these important projects that carry so much weight, and it almost holds back all the fatigue, keeps the main functions going while ignoring the minor annoyances until completion is reached … at which point all that has been held back is released. Been there done that too – and it can feel very very strange.
    As someone who has also been in that position until my mind stopped me, take it too as an important lesson of maintaining a perspective on work – that sounds very paternal / patronising and it’s not mean to, but work just isn’t everything.

    Take care

  2. Carthik says:

    Yes, Podz, I have to be more careful. I hope I can become more regular and efficient in the coming days. Too much stress is no good!

    You don’t sound patronizing, or paternal. I appreciate the reminder :)