I have this semi-recurring dream (probably every few months? I’d say at least a couple/few times a year).
In it, I’m back in high school. (Not necessarily my high school- the setting isn’t really important.) But anyway, I’m apparently in high school. Oftentimes I’m at home getting ready to leave for school, but something always happens and I end up running really late for my first class.
I start panicking about this, becoming very flustered in the dream. As I’m gathering my things for school, it suddenly dawns on me that we are several months into school, and I have not done a single assignment or read a single page from the book yet. (In the dream, it’s usually, say, November in the school year at least.) Sometimes, I think I realize that I haven’t actually even attended the class yet.
The rest of the dream is vague, but the overwhelming sense is extreme dread and unpreparedness. I’m mortified that I have done absolutely NOTHING for my class and I start to freak out about what to do about it! There’s just no way to catch up anymore. I’m going to fail. I then usually finally show up at school in the dream and the teacher announces an exam (which, I also haven’t studied a lick for.)
Well. I had this lovely dream again on Sunday night. I don’t keep a dream journal or anything like that, so I can’t really say when I had it last, but it is definitely a recurring one. Thinking about it though, it seems like it must be related to feelings of inadequacy or incapability.
I spent huge chunks of time from Friday- Sunday working on this new blog site, bumbling around reading help forums and Google threads, clicking on settings in WordPress….I did feel pretty overwhelmed and in over my head, I guess. I’m assuming those must be the feelings that came out in my dream!
So funny how our brains work, isn’t it? It’s pretty fascinating. I would LOVE to hear if anyone else has any recurring dreams. I also dream all the time about my childhood home. Nothing in particular, but that house is just the setting of probably half of the dreams that I remember. It’s like my brain never got the memo that I’m now 37 and don’t live there anymore!! 😂
In other random news, Halloween is definitely sneaking up on us. We took a little field trip Friday night to the Halloween store and the boys picked out these most entertaining “masks” to wear:
Yes, I’m serious. This is what they are going as for Halloween!! They have done the “scary” costume thing (goblins, grim reapers, etc.) for a few years in a row now, and apparently some of Ethan’s friends are going as inflatable animals. So, this was the winning choice. Works for me, since they can wear white/black sweatshirts and sweatpants and stay plenty warm.
Still loving all the Halloween decorations! I ran across an extra strand of lights yesterday, so I just wrapped them around the railing to the basement. My mom also got me this adorable light up pumpkin decoration for my birthday, too. I basically can’t get enough of holiday decorations.
I am grateful for our living room blinds. We got them years ago now, when we bought the house, but every time I close them I generally think how nice they are and that I just really like them. But I’ve never explicitly expressed gratitude for them before. Today is the day! 🙂