The subconscious is a tricky thing. What you dream at night is generally unpredictable but can be fascinating. It’s funny how some dreams for some people are repeatable and somewhat expected. For me, in times of stress I always see two different variations of dreams, over and over again. I don’t see that I’m being chased, falling or being tied as other people do.
During one of the two variations, I have to take exams in a subject I am not familiar with. Last night, I dreamt that I was back in university, in my undergraduate studies to become a surveying engineer, when I was given the option at what I’d like to be tested on. My options were Japanese, Ancient Greek, Latin or History and you know how relevant these topics are when you want to become an engineer! From these options, I selected ‘History’ which I hoped that if proven lucky, I might be able to succeed. It’s the topic I know more about (compared to the other). I went into the examination room and the question sheet was distributed to us. Funnily enough the questions were about History, but the questions themselves were in Japanese. Don’t ask me how I understood that the questions were in History based since I can’t speak or read the language. It was a dream after all… That was when I woke up.
The other very popular dream I have in times of stress is that I’m living my normal life, sometimes in my hometown, sometimes in London, when I get called back to join the Greek army, yet again. In every dream I struggle through bureaucracy to prove that I did my service and I shouldn’t be called back, when I wake up. That dream is slightly scarier than the university exams one, since the scenario of joining the army again is a nightmare that I wouldn’t wish not even to my enemies. During that period I had the worst and some of the best times of my life. At points it was amazingly tough though when I thought that I was reaching my limits and I wouldn’t really like to try it again.
I’m not really sure why I had the first dream variation yesterday. I’m not really that stressed to be honest. It could be the fact that I was going through some Java stuff right before falling asleep that affected me. Maybe it was the food I had. Who knows? It’s not like I can find someone to ask…