For a comedian, 5 a.m. only exists if you stay up all night or if you have to talk to a morning radio station early in the morning. It’s not exactly a desirable time of day.
But only the comedian in me is served by staying up extremely late. And, though this may come as a shock to people who know and love comedians, not all of us are only comedians. I’m also an actress, a writer, someone’s fiance, a yogi, a dog mom, a friend, a runner, a reader, and a person generally obsessed with productivity.
Though I can achieve a lot in a day, I also have lofty goals for myself in life. And, recently, I became frustrated with my inability to get myself out of what felt like a hamster wheel of feeling rushed, overwhelmed, and constantly lacking in both time and money.
Though my stand up comedy self was satisfied staying up very late and getting a few minutes of those late-night sets in, the rest of me was feeling more and more drained by the day.