As many of you will know, sleep has been our home’s nemesis this year. If its not me having random and really disjointed or spooky dreams, its the child of the house who has adopted “sleep is for the weak” mantra the last nine months.
But dear readers, I am tantalisingly close to having an opportunity for all of this to change!
Recently I entered an online competition on Twitter (god bless social networking!) which was being run by the sleep experts at Sealy Australia. All that was required was to tweet your entry (naturally of 140 characters or less) and hash-tag it #sleepingonthejob
(And y’all know how *verbose* I am. 140 characters is unheard of in my world at getting my point across. So that alone is a personal victory, that I do have the short & sweet writing ability in me after all 🙂 )
So, like all good competitions, its been whittled down to a popularity contest from here on in. Forgive me while I don my campaign persona and begin begging in earnest for votes. And while yes, it does feel unnatural (and a bit akin to being a grubby politician scrounging for votes) it boils down to the undeniable fact “if you don’t ask, you don’t get”. Plus its my year to get comfortable with being uncomfortable so if I have to venture out of my comfort zone to coax for votes that is what I shall do. And I truly do want to give this my everything!
To win this wold mean the world – not only is there a cash prize on offer (which would be a GODSEND as I struggle to find employment) but the chance to tip my toes in to the world of professional writing and working with the media. Oh and the awesome people at Sealy will come to the (slumber) party with some lovely new bedding too. Perhaps then we might all get a much needed great night’s sleep…!
PLEASE, I beseech you, spare me about 30 seconds of your time to log into this site below and click next to my name (but alas, on one entry per person…) Voting close 5pm Monday 19th September so please get in quick!