I dream a lot. Most of the time they’re pretty vivid, and involve people that are currently in my life. That can get a bit awkward or confusing at times. I have definitely dreamt that someone has called or texted me about something and then I think it’s real life. And don’t get me started on the amount of times I’ve had dreams about jumping off cliffs or getting married. Those never end well.

I’ve always been a vivid dreamer. I remember as a child having terrible dreams about our front and backyard being overrun with snakes, fire, wolves, and strangely enough, dinosaurs. I’m blaming that last one on a poor decision made by a friend’s older brother who allowed us to watch Jurassic Park late at night when I was 6 or 7. As I got older and closer to driving age, I dreamt about driving and every possible worst case scenario. Starting at Millersville last year I dreamt the week leading up to my first day that I got so lost or ended up in the wrong room. Safe to say, I’ve had plenty of experience in dreaming.

But Saturday night I had a strange experience. I was doing that overthinking thing I do every once in awhile and finally drifted off. And sometime between 2 AM and 7:49 AM I had a dream that I haven’t had since I was maybe 11.

For a few years I had this recurring dream at least once or twice a week. It always started the same way. I was in my bed, and I would “wake up” to find that either my room had expanded astronomically or my bed and I had shrunk. I never could figure that out. Anyway. I had the feeling as if my bed was a raft and I was floating in my humongous room. I always could see either the door or window and as I stared at them, I felt as if I were drifting farther and farther away. It always ended with me feeling as though I was sinking deeper and deeper into my bed.

It was the oddest dream. I wish I had the opportunity to ask a psychologist if there’s any meaning behind it. I sort of have my own theories but I don’t think they have any strong foundation. I think the strangest thing is that it was exactly as I remembered the dream happening when I was younger.

I’m not sure why it came back the other night. It was very perplexing and a tad eerie. And here it is, close to 2 AM again. I wonder if it’ll come back. Guess we’ll see.


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