Now as I think we’re all aware the priorities of a First Year Student don’t really tend to lie in their scholarly dedication and academic prowess. I thought the Eventing parties were harsh on the liver, then I lived through Freshers’ Week.
All I can say is thank goodness it’s the one organ in the body that can regenerate, or else I’d be going without for the foreseeable future. Having gone from the routine of the average horse person, with pre 7am wake ups and 11pm (at a push) bed times I found my body clock had a mind of it’s own.
This meant despite getting in at silly-o’clock in the morning I struggled to stay in bed much past 7.30. Now for anyone working in horses that’s quite a generous lie in…but I had entered a new world in which surfacing before 11am was practically unheard of and anything before 10am was considered positively barbaric.
They’re a strange breed ‘Normals’, but I am coming round to their way of life…primarily because I value my sleep above most other things, and really…priorities.