Dreams are weird. I used to consistently have really vivid, creepy dreams about serial killers, I would wake up sweating and terrified. More recently I’ve dreamed about leaving the caps off of my favorite pens so they dried up…or that I received hundreds of email and I couldn’t answer all of them (sort of shows you how interesting I am right?!). The past few weeks I’ve been dreaming about bridges.
Draw bridges are pretty common in my everyday life, I live right next to a draw bridge, I can see it raise and lower from my apartment, I drive and/or walk over it several times per day. I’ve never felt afraid about driving over it, only annoyed that it always seems to be up when I’m in a hurry. In my dreams draw bridges are terrifying. I’m racing to make it across before they raise up but, of course, I never make it across. I fall through into the cold, deep water.
I’m not much of a dream interpreter, when I was a kid I thought all of my dreams “meant” something deep and profound, but I remember my dreams pretty much every night so I’ve stopped interpreting my dreams and have pretty much just come to the general conclusion that my brain is just weird and random (like me). My consistent bridge dreams have caused me to start psychoanalyzing though, I mean I’ve had draw bridge nightmares a handful of times over the past week!
Am I genuinely afraid of falling through (I don’t think so)? Or is crossing a bridge a bit more metaphorical? As graduation and life outside of school creeps closer and closer I can’t help but feel like I’m crossing a MAJOR bridge. I’m not necessarily afraid of change, I just deal with change in a strange way. I’m one of those people that want all changes to be big changes. If I’m graduating I want to move to a different state (California, obviously), I want to start a new job, get a makeover, take up croquet (haha, or something). I go a little overboard, if there must be change I want to change everything all at once!
How do you feel about dreams? Do you have any consistent dreams or nightmares? Do you psychoanalyze your dreams or assume they’re just silly sleepy thoughts?
Happy Monday Sugar Plums!