I've historically never been a good sleeper.
In fact, for most of my life, if even one creak occurred in the house, I was wide eyed and immediately ready to defend my home & family's honor.
Can you imagine me as a 9 or 10 year old, rocking an oversized Beverly Hills 90210 night shirt, stumbling clumsily downstairs with a baseball bat, flashlight, and no glasses??
Yeah, that image makes me laugh too. Because I wouldn't be able to see anything I would be swinging at!!
Fast forward to last year, when my chronic Epstein Barr infection took over my life. Sleep has never been so great. I'm usually asleep before my head even hits the pillow.
I have many theories for this new found ability to sleep. Could have been my body trying to heal itself. Could have been the new fan I got to completely block out noise. Could have been I was just.....fatigued (pardon the pun).
Recently, however, the sleep has evaded me once again.
But, instead of hating this non sleeping time, like I usually do, I'm embracing it. In fact, it's when I get new ideas. It's when I'm able to talk directly with my inner wisdom. It's when I hear my heart truly speak. And that's satisfying on so many levels.
Case in point--this waffle. I'm really digging figs these days. Like really digging them. I put them in oats. I put them in yogurt. I pair them with almond butter and flax. I eat them on their own. In short, I wanted to highlight them. I woke up early one morning last week with this waffle in my head. And I immediately got up at began to experiment.
I know my sleeping family loved someone scurrying around our kitchen at 3:30am.
Okay, they really didn't love it, but they did have a delicious breakfast to wake up to!
Gluten free buckwheat flour and flaxseed meal were the basis of my batter. Sliced figs and walnuts though were my stars. And don't forget the vanilla ghee. Total game changer in my world. It will be highlighted many more times. In fact, it's already crossed another one of my late night/early morning divine inspiration/creative sessions.
Good thing though I've grown up a little when I charge downstairs nowadays. I at least wear my glasses so I can see what I'm doing. No baseball bat required these days either. But, I can't guarantee an oversized old school ratty night shirt isn't worn ;) Enjoy!