Do you have reoccurring dreams?  I do quite often, but there is one that is not quite a nightmare but is still a stressful experience.  Usually the circumstances and environment are unique, but I’m struggling to get a large piece of gum out of my mouth that won’t seem to go away… in fact it grows in size.  I pull it out by a long string, eventually ending up a large ball.  My teeth always end up loose or falling out in the dream as well.  So lately I’ve had an obsession with seaweed salad, and in my dream last night I was pulling out large quantities of seaweed that eventually turned into metal ball chains.  I remember distinctly feeling that this wasn’t a dream this time, that it was very real.  Dreams are so bizarre, aren’t they?  I’ve found several interpretations and they all say that it’s a common one to have.  Another that I have sometimes  puts me back in high school at my current age because I failed to pass a math course.  My hidden fear is that everyone will find out, and that all of my college and work experience won’t count anymore.  The worst!  Some of my dreams are amazing though, especially the ones where I can float or fly.  It’s as if I’ve always known how to do it.  The most exhilarating ones are where I am flying at high speeds over tree tops in completely made-up landscapes.  I can literally feel the air hitting me and the shortness of breath it causes when I stop high above the ground.  I can go as fast as I want to.  A very powerful feeling.  How amazing would it be to be able to capture our dreams?  I think we would learn so much about ourselves.

So something significant happened yesterday…. I got a working smart phone again!!!  That means I am about to blow up  your Instagram worlds… hahaha.  It was so strange not having access to social media via a phone for over two weeks.  I also did a big swap to a new carrier, so my number has been changed.  Please email or message me on FB if you need my new #.  There is hope that I might be able to salvage my contacts from my toilet drowned phone, but I won’t know until tomorrow for sure.  Keep your fingers crossed…

Someone left a really good comment on my blog post from yesterday about my book:  “I think writing about the thoughts you obsess over is best. Build on the topics you’re passionate about and don’t look for what might work to satisfy your immediate gratification. Be passionate.”  I think this perfectly sums up my frustrations over trying to write something that I wasn’t really feeling.  But it’s quite the opposite with writing about women at the turn of the 20th century.  Thanks again for the feedback and encouragement, it goes a long way.