I have truly believed that I was totally immune to this travel ailment.
It has never affected me, regardless of East bound or West bound, even over date line or long travels, as for example after last year’s long journey
from Vanuatu, Melanesia South Pacific, via New Zealand and Albuquerque, USA to Stockholm;
or going from LA to Japan or wherever… Always been ok, and all but once before that i can remember, I have been ‘immune’! That one time was when I came back to San Francisco from Taiwan.
Apparently this is the second exception in my life, to the rule. I was dumb enough to give in to sleepiness and went to bed at 8pm, thinking that’s 11pm in Florida, where I’m heading tomorrow, so even if I wake up ar 4 or 5 in the morning I will be fine, because that’s regular morning time in Florida.
Apparently this was beyond stupid ha ha
I woke up, not at 4 or 5 but at 11pm after sleeping only 3 hours !!!
Then again I could try and go back to sleep for an epic fail, or I can just say:
OK, it’s perfectly fine like this!
I will just use this time to blog some, and maybe read up on some Japanese grammar!
Seriously to be too much awake is probably not the worse part of being jet lagged,
it’s the social implications later… When one is expected to be AWAKE, but just can’t!
For now I’m all alone, and can play a little ‘make believe’ ; this is just another day,
just a very dark one outside!
And who knows, after a couple of hours awake, I might be cured and able to go back to sleep again for a decent 6-7 hours and be back in Rhythm?!