Day 344 • The 6th of June, 2023

Day 344 • The 6th of June, 2023

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🌄 Day 344/365

Not much to see today, which I was incredibly grateful for. I got more sleep last night than I have in years. Literally years. I can’t remember the last time I fell asleep before midnight. When we first arrived in Hawaii I was on a good 10-6 schedule, one that I really enjoyed. But that fell apart after a few months and it’s been well over two years ago anyway. Around sunset I started yawning profusely — you know those times when you just can’t stop yawning? One right after another? That was me. Colin even asked if I was okay. I just couldn’t stop yawning. I pushed myself to stay awake for a while but when I realized a couple of hours later that I was falling asleep watching a show, I knew it was time to give in. Why fight it? It was such a rare opportunity. And then I slept and slept and slept. I woke up for sunrise, of course, but the sky seemed to say, “Shhhh… nothing to see here… go back to sleep.” So I did. And I slept and slept some more. Granted, I hadn’t really slept at all the previous two nights so you could argue it was my body catching up. Except my body never elects to “catch up.” I just continue not sleeping well, perpetually. Maybe it was because I ate a big meal? Maybe because I had my tea earlier in the day? Maybe my meds and vitamins are kicking in? Who knows. I hope it continues.

Sunrise or not, sleeping like that was glorious.

P.S. You can baaarely see it up there in the photo, but Jupiter says hello. (Upper right side.)

This sunrise was captured in Kīhei, Maui at 5:44am on the 6th of June, 2023.

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