Friday, February 15, 2013
Sometimes I have to laugh at my own anxiety dreams -- how anxious we become while dreaming. Last night I dreamt I had a FedEx package and I called FedEx to have them pick it up and the envelope was sealed but I "realized" I hadn't proofread the letter and didn't know if I should open it to proofread the contents.
So FedEx never came (remember this is an anxiety dream!) and I called them in the morning and the woman said yes, we did too pick it up, and I said, no you didn't, I have the envelope in my hand when I "realized" I was at Mary's house in DC and FedEx had gone to my NY address. So then I decided to open the envelope and saw that there were mistakes in the letter. Of course I had a hard time reading and focusing and understanding the letter, but there were mistakes and I had a computer but didn't have a printer so I didn't know what to do. Then I decided that the mistakes were OK, that I was being too much of a perfectionist, and I would call Fed Ex again to come to Mary's address, but now my FedEx envelope was opened and I didn't have another...
And so it goes... At least I didn't have the "I haven't been to class and don't know my schedule and now there's a test" dream which I still occasionally have. The other anxiety dream I have is that I'm going on a trip on the airlines and can't figure out which gate, or on the way to the airport I "realize" my passport is expired.
The only good thing about an anxiety dream is when you wake up and for a few seconds think the dream is reality and then come to your senses!