Standing watch takes more than just staying awake. You have to stay alert. In the moment and concentrated on mission.
Too easily do my thoughts wander. What I just ate, or what will be for dinner. What was it that Elijah told me. And did I understand him aright.
It’s a constant combat. I have to confront it the second it starts, or I will succumb.
I have to be alert to being alert.
I have completed two watches successfully, but I have one coming up late tonight. So, I have decided to fast dinner and spend the time in our special cabin instead. I feel it to be the only way to maintain my concentration in this long day.