Dreams, Ideas, and More

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The other night I had a dream I was pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy.

I've had these dreams before and they're pretty common for women. I'm not 100% certain I want children, but this night it seemed like the dream was trying to tell me something. I Googled some dream analysis and found that having a pregnancy dream could mean you're craving to nurture something, not necessarily a being, but you're wanting to do something creative.

Right now I'm still working in retail, at the job I got my last semester of college. I have worked there since September and graduated in December. The part-time job was something fine at the time, because it paid a bit more than other retail jobs I've had in the past, it pays the bills, and works around my school schedule. Now that I've graduated I am having a hard time finding full-time work anywhere.

The job I have is literally the same thing day in and day out. It's very monotonous and it's not challenging at all. I find myself getting depressed because of this. I look around at my co-workers and I can tell they feel the same way. No one's happy, there's lots of drama between people, and everyone complains constantly. This is not a great atmosphere to work.

I think my dream was telling me I need to get into something creative and challenging. I need to work for something. Ever since I graduated, I'm not working hard toward a certain goal (graduating, getting great grades, etc.)

I have been focusing on losing weight, but I don't think I'm giving it my 100%. I think with losing weight, I need to focus on some tasks or hobby that I can find great pleasure from. Don't get me wrong, I am not giving up on losing weight, I just don't want my whole life to be surrounded by it because it could lead to obsession. I want my healthy lifestyle to be a lifestyle, and not an obsession, if that makes any sense.

After seeing a few people posting a "Bucket List" so to speak, I think it's a great idea for me to be working on living these experiences as well as something to look forward to, and to feel more fulfilled. Here are just a couple of things I'd like to do in the next 5 years. I'll add more things on as I come up with more ideas.

1. Learn a new musical instrument.
2. Build and maintain a garden.
3. Learn another language (either by taking a course for fun, or learning on my own.
4. Go to a foreign country overseas.
5. Finish a 5k.
6. Finish a half marathon.
7. Lose 50 pounds
8. Lose 100 pounds
9. Get to a healthy BMI.
10. Become a regular volunteer with animal rescue.
11. Go on a second honeymoon.
12. Learn to dance.
13. Earn my Master's degree.
14. Return to New York for a long visit.
15. Go camping.
16. Meet up with some of my childhood friends.

I will add on more when I think of more ideas.
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    I think it's a great idea to make a list of things you'd like to do. As you check things off, add other things to it. I know you are feeling kind of stuck in your job, but congratulations on getting a college degree. Good things--GREAT things--will happen for you, just keep working towards your goals.
    1947 days ago
    I know the kind of feeling your talking about, I recently started doing college courses to feed this feeling and better myself in the process. You can do this!!!!
    1947 days ago
    Good ideas
    1947 days ago
    Great list! Start today on working on checking those items off. Enjoy the journey of getting there and not just the goals.

    1947 days ago
    Thanks Angel_graver! What kind of social work does she do? I think I'd like to do Clinical Social Work and work in a hospice or a hospital.
    1947 days ago
    Your list is a great idea! I've always said things like, "I want to do this." or "I want to do that at some point." Maybe if I made a list, it would help me to better focus on those things that I want to do in my life.

    If you want an idea of what working in social work is really like, then let me know. One of my best friends graduated from Purdue and has been in social work for over 10 years. She went back in August to get her master's in social work. She would definitely give you a no holds barred view of what the work is like.

    1947 days ago
    My BA was in Sociology. I was going to go into Social Work, but I'm not sure if I can see myself doing that! Honestly, I have always wanted to work with animals. I wanted to study Animal Science but my advisor at the time (and a poor one at that) basically told me I am bad at math and therefore should stick with the liberal arts! I'm trying to decide on something to get my Master's in but I can't pick one thing and stick with it! I'd go back this Fall for my degree but I have to pick an area first! haha :)
    1947 days ago
    You didn't say what your degree was in. Have you considered law enforcement? There is a need for probation officers and if you want to nuture you could work with juveniles.
    1947 days ago
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