Finally, I got through a night without a nightmare. It’s almost like I don’t even have the opportunity to have dreams anymore, just nightmares. I was put on medication that is meant to help with my anxiety attacks, and wouldn’t you know it, one of the side effects is very vivid nightmares.
But last night’s dream was actually a dream for the first time in… I don’t even know how long! The first thing I remember is reconnecting with an old friend from high school. This is weird because I haven’t spoken to this man since before I graduated, so more than 10 years now. Anyways, we were hanging out and he was telling me about how he had a friend who was a Tampa car accident lawyer and recently won a big case, so he wanted to throw his friend a party.
The next thing I know, the scene sort of morphed into the party he had planned. I’ve never been to a party anything like what this was; it was almost like a party that a millionaire could throw. There were circus performers, including trapeze artists and acrobats, an amusement park right in the middle of the building, and a massive dance floor with dancers suspended in the air.
Basically the entire dream was my friend and I enjoying the various performances and chatting about what we’ve been up to all these years. Then as I went to give him a hug goodbye, I woke up.
According to the research I did online about dream interpretations, dreaming about old friends means that in real life you are feeling overwhelmed. That makes complete sense to me given everything I have going on between work and family obligations.
What was also interesting is that dreaming of old friends can also mean you have a desire to get out and have more fun in your life. You would think I would have picked up on that since not only was I attending a party he threw, but it was also quite an elaborate party at that.
Isn’t it fascinating how even our subconscious has ways of telling us when we need to slow down and enjoy our lives instead of taking everything so seriously all the time? Hopefully, I can take this new information and figure out how I can stop putting so much pressure on myself and start having more fun!