Pinpointing my dream on the Dream Moods website was a bit difficult for me. I take Remeron for sleep and depression and one of the side effects that I experience every night is abnormal dreaming. So my dreams have so many elements to them. Some of the dreams I remember completely, some I remember only when I first wake up, and the others I do not remember, although I know that I have had a dream.
The last dream I remember was of my grandmother, her sister and I. Somehow we were in the 1920s and the present at the same time. We were very rich and we hung out at ballrooms and hotels in a Las Vegas type city, but the city did not have sidewalks. It consisted of moving walkways like the ones we see in airports. All I remember is us being dressed to the nines and moving from hotel to hotel and enjoying ourselves. We were well known, we were the socialites of that city (today they are called celebutantes).
According to the Dream Dictionary, ” To see a hotel in your dream, signifies a new state of mind or a shift in personal identity. You are undergoing some sort of transition and need to move away from your old habits and old way of thinking. You need to temporarily escape from your daily life. Alternatively, the dream may imply a loss in your personal identity.” (“Dream Dictionary”) It is funny because I was talking to my mother about this the other day. I have spent the past 5 years or so, trying on new hats and trying to figure out who I am. I have been “trying to come into my own skin”. I just got it several months ago. I know that I am an old soul with a bohemian twist now. That style dress, personality and why of thinking, symbolizes me the most.
The only category that best fit the celebutante category was a celebrity. The Dream Dictionary suggests, “To dream that you are a celebrity, signifies your high aspirations that may be way beyond your reach at the present moment. You may just be setting yourself for a let-down.” (“Dream Dictionary”) I do not agree with this definition. My aspiration is to become an Epidemiologist. I want to get my master’s degree in public health. I love school and I generally do well in it, so I don’t see how I can let myself down. I do not plan on getting married and I do not want kids so I will not have anyone stopping me from achieving my goals. The only thing that could stop me would be death and if I die, letting myself down would be impossible.
I agree partly with Sigmund Freud’s theory that, “In dreams, we are able to express our unconscious wishes and desires, which are often sexual or violent in nature. Every dream is meaningful, no matter how absurd it may same.” (Wade, & Tavris, 2008) The sexual or violent part never occurs in my dreams so they are not often for me. I think Freud exaggerates a bit, but the basic idea of his theories, are very valid a lot of times.
Dream dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved from www.dreamdictionary.com
Wade, C, & Tavris, C. (2008). Invitation to Psychology, mypsychlab edition. Pearson Prentice Hall.