Today was the day of the year with the shortest amount of sunlight. Until the summer solstice, we will increase the amount of daylight each day.
As a night nurse, I need to sleep during the day. I have a hard time sleeping in the daylight. I'd rather be using the natural sunlight to see inside the house for reading, cleaning, and other delights. Traveling is far easier when everything is illuminated by the sun. And sleeping is easier in the dark.
After working all night, I'm exhausted and want to sleep. But then my mind keeps me awake, thinking of all of the things I could be doing in the daylight. When I awake, the sun is gone and I must return to work.