Working nights is a pain, yes. But here are some good things about it:
1. Affords one the opportunity to become proficient at duct taping cardboard together over one’s windows. I’m serious. I have that ish down.
2. Save money on a health club membership by turning the empty office building into my own personal gym during break time; namely, the stairs. Lots of them. Repeatedly.
3. Having a 4 day on 3 day off schedule is underrated. I mean, who doesn’t want to stay up 3 nights in a row all by themselves doing nothing?! It’s a no-brainer. (Note: sarcasm. I must say, however, that it makes for good reading time.)
4. Makes for interesting conversation with grocery store employees while shopping at night. Though I’m pretty sure at least one of them thinks I’m doing meth.
5. This is a silly list but in the end, attitude determines altitude and regardless of what shift I’m working, being happy and content is more important.
Proper perspective reveals that it’s really not what happens to us that dictates our level of happiness, it’s how we react to and treat these events and circumstances. I may not have the dream schedule I desire, but I also realize that there is a season for everything, and if this one gives me the chance to gain a better perspective and find a deeper, more meaningful existence then I’m all for it.