My first night of not working at night and my eyes just won’t cooperate. Eyes wide open.👀😂. I have never regretted my decision.I knew it was the right time to take a leap. My fiancé is coming and the decision was just so perfect. Health is definitely something you should take care of.
Working on a night shift isn’t a piece of cake. It requires dedication and enthusiasm I remembered, I was so excited when the position was offered to me.The schedule of working from 8pm to 5am .I thought it wasn’t a big deal since I am an owl. Haha.😂 The responsibilities entrusted in me were challenging. I had to check the teachers, make sure they are awake, help them become better and so on.
Well, one year, two years were awesome. In some days, I had a good sleep, (when I say good that means I had 7-8 hours!! ) but other days were frustrating. I could endure the sleepiness and do my tasks at the end of each shift. Well, I was younger then.👅
Last year, I noticed and even my friends too, that my eyes looked tired (bloodshot) whenever we hang out during the day time. 👀 .I knew that as well because my fiancé sometimes tell me my eyes looked tired at broad daylight and turned red in the afternoon (like that of an old stock fish) hahaha. My eyes became dry and very sensitive to light,I couldn’t stare up the sky to see the sunrise because it was unbearable and it really disturbed me.Another thing is, my skin became lighter!! No pale is the right term!! Haha. (you know, physically it didn’t boast my confidence ). I didn’t want to look older than my age!! 😁 I don’t wanna be a vampire!! 😩
Most of the old nightshift teachers quit and are having regular schedules already. I have read some articles about night shift health risks, it opened my eyes and slowly convincing my stubborn mind that it’s time to change to a healthier workstyle.
I will definitely miss the craziness of the night shift teachers for the coming nights. The boisterous laughters, the childish ways to tease each other, interesting topics about life ,love, future plans, and anything under the sun and of course the food trip. Thank you for at least working on a night shift has been a page in my book of life. 😃
For now, I want to do what most people do at night. SLEEP.
Are you working on a night shift? Share you story. ☺️
~~ ciao 💋