Thursday, March 18, 2010

Missing the Boat

I have this recurring nightmare. There are no bullets or bad guys. I simply go on a vacation and I "forget" to go scuba diving. Doesn't sound so awful, right? It's not like I get eaten by a shark. But I am devastated.

Diving is my favorite thing in the world and out of sheer stupidity or laziness I have blown it. I either forget to set my alarm and "miss the boat" (How's that for obvious symbolism?) Or I get on the boat, but forget my mask back in the hotel room.

It's clearly a "missed opportunity" dream.

But why exactly do I have this dream? Have I missed opportunities to get published? Missed opportunities to promote my first book? I can't quite figure out where all the anxiety is coming from.

In five minutes, I have my "marketing" call with Shelli. (I won her contest and the prize was a 2 hour consultation on marketing)

I hope I don't blow it!

16 comments:

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

your silly :)

Tere Kirkland said...

LOL! You won't blow it! I watched a Nova episode on dreams that said stressful dreams are the body/brain's way of helping you prepare for stress. So now that you're properly prepared, I know you won't "miss the boat".

Good luck with Shelli! And I'm sure she'll be kind to you. ;)

Patti said...

It's natural to be nervous, but once you start talking, you'll do fine.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I like Tere's explanation - she sounds like a pretty smart cookie, don't you think?! :-)

It will all be great. It's Shelli, so how could it NOT be great? Good luck!

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

You totally rock and Shelli is just going to help you...er...rock more. (sorry, words escape me today).

Dreams like that just wake up our subconscious. Now that you're fully awake, you'll do great, great things!

DL Hammons said...

Relax...you'll do fine and you won't miss out on your scuba diving!

Say Hi to Shelli for me. :)

Tahereh said...

you won't blow it! you're going to be great.

hang in there!

:D

beth said...

So how did it go? :) I'm sure you didn't blow it!

Karen Akins said...

Y'know, I don't think Shelli would/could LET you blow it. :)

Kelly H-Y said...

Hmmmm ... how interesting! Maybe you just REALLY miss diving right now! :-) Have a great call with Shelli!

Elana Johnson said...

I don't think it's in you to blow anything! Hope your convo went well.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hey Corey, hope everything went well with your marketing call with Shelli. I'm sure you did great.

Jonathon Arntson said...

For me scuba diving would be the nightmare. I am deathly afraid of thew water.

Re: the call, how could you blow it?! I am excited to see your post about the awesomeness you learned.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Maybe it just means you're supposed to take a vacation and go scuba diving. :) Can't wait to hear what you learned in the consult.

Sharon Mayhew said...

Now you've written out your nightmare you won't have it again. I'm sure your chat with Shelli went well. I hope you'll share some of what you learned. :)

Linda said...

I'm glad someone else has obvious symbolism in their dreams! I always worry that I must not be complicated enough since I dream of things like the road being blocked. Seems like you're chasing opportunity, though, so I don't think you'll miss the boat.