I keep having a reoccurring nightmare. I had another just last night. Most of the time I can't even remember my dreams, but lately, I've been waking up and having a pretty good idea of what went on. My dreams go something like this: I'm in my cap and gown. It's graduation day. Parents and students are milling around the quad, excitedly anticipating commencement. I, however, am running around like a mad woman, because one or the other is happening:
a) I have forgotten to even start my term paper, which makes up the entire grade for the course. This dream consists of trying to find the professor 's office, or trying to find out when his/her office hours are, so I can ask for his help in choosing a topic for said term paper. I love that I'm in my graduation gown...as if I can get the term paper written, graded and recorded in 10 minutes-time.
b) The other dream is that the final exam is that day, and I have neither cracked my books open, nor can I manage to find my books! I usually have something going on in addition to trying to find my books in order to study for the exam that is taking place that day...like having to iron a pink satin dress and find matching accessories before a dance, which always manages to take priority over the exam.
It's probably an analogy for my life. I'm unprepared and need to get on-the-ball. I am signed up to go to the dry-pack cannery next week to get our food storage re-stocked. I'm working on it, people!
But come on, I've been out of school since 2000! Shouldn't there be an expiration date for dreams of this nature? I wake up totally frazzled, stressed and disheveled. When will they end, I ask you? Am I the only one who's having dreams like this? What's wrong w/ me?