How many sleeps to… Image #74


When I was growing up I don’t remember the phrase “How many sleeps until…” being used, but it seems to be everywhere now.  The obvious two countdowns are to Christmas and your next birthday, but it’s also increasingly appearing when adults are looking forward to a big event.

How do I know this? Well, I’m one of those adults using the phrase this year!  A long awaited and much anticipated gig is only 3 sleeps away, but I’m not going to say much about it here until after the event.  Suffice to say that I’m VERY excited about it and, judging by Facebook, I’m not the only one!  We’ve been counting down to this (with a chalkboard in the kitchen) for several months and it’s hard to believe that we’re down to the final couple of days!

So what other things do you get this excited about? Is it going on that dream holiday, or buying a new car, seeing long lost friends, or something else?

I think it’s a good and really healthy thing for “grown ups” to do: get excited about a forthcoming event that is.  It seems to me that we spend so much time and effort doing all the mundane things we have to do, the routine, the normal things, and that we need to have something exciting to look forward to.  And the best thing is – we should let ourselves get excited, lose sleep over it, just enjoy the anticipation and the moment. Who decided that when you grow up you can’t look forward to dreams coming true?

Right, time to get another pesky sleep out of the way, then it’ll only be two to go!


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