Gettting Through

Well, I got through my first day back at work and it wasn’t too horrible. It was an early morning. Work starts at 7:00 which is far too early for me but, oh well.

Last night I had my my dream of choice. (sarcasm) It is the one where I have endless gum stuck in my mouth. As soon as I take it out more appears. It is stale gum and I can’t talk.


To dream that you are chewing gum suggests that you are unable to express yourself effectively. You may feel vulnerable. To dream that you are unable to get rid of your gum suggests that you are experiencing some indecision, powerlessness or frustration. You may lack understanding in a situation or find that a current problem is overwhelming.

Hmmm. Ya, think? The last few months years   I have felt like my voice is least important No, it isn’t the last few years, it has been my whole life. It is only in the last few years where I am noticing my behaviour and how I defer to pretty much everyone in every situation. It is pathetic need to not create waves or upset anyone. It is an unhealthy need to never make anyone unhappy. Why? I don’t really know but I believe it all started with my biological father and doing whatever it would take to make him happy. The consequences of him being unhappy were dire. I learned from a young age to do what everyone else wanted. And now I am 44 and I hate being this way. Or, maybe the dream means nothing. Gum has always been one of my pet peeves. The sound, The smell. The look of chewing gum. I am not kidding. If my kids every chewed gum I made them go outside or into their bedrooms because it irritated me that much.

Back to work tomorrow. Time to start counting down to the election here in Canada. It is Thanksgiving weekend but I work right through. Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday so it is a bit of a drag. Oh, well.

In other news my car turned over to 222, 222 km. today. Didn’t get a picture  Remember on June 6th (how could you not! *sarcasm*) when it turned over to 200, 000? Hot damn, my life is exciting!

8 thoughts on “Gettting Through

  1. Hi Birdie, I have some very detailed and deep dreams and I have them every single night. Sometimes I look to see an interpretation and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes the interpretations are accurate. I have had enough of this upcoming election talk and that Montreal wants to dump untreated sewage water into the St. Lawrence. I don’t think it is a good idea at all but then again, I am just a small person to them…however, I did see on Facebook that Erin Brockovich is getting involved in this by putting her two cents on her blog page. Good for her, I am glad she did this and I hope many more do as well. Glad to know your day wasn’t as bad as you thought it might be. Sending you a hug. Yes, Thanksgiving is this Monday! 🙂

  2. I do hope that recognising how often you defer to others is the first step in stopping it. Easier said than done, but still.
    I almost always (except for a recurring nightmare) dream in conversations with no images. I do dislike gum. And the way those who chew it discard it.
    I hope tomorrow is another good day.

  3. How did the dream make you feel? I think that is the most important part of a dream. If you felt upset and scared because you couldn’t talk or get all the gum out then it makes perfect sense with the interpretation you wrote. Not being able to speak up is a problem many women have. I’m voting tomorrow so we can get it over with. I’ve had enough of this election and just want someone who will do a good job to run the country.
    I hope your first day back at work was a good one. I bet your clients miss you.

  4. What an awful dream. I hate gum too, especially the smell. It makes me feel nauseous.

    I’m a pleaser, too. We need to grow out of it. 🙂

  5. I, too, have things that tell me that I am afraid to speak up. There are times in my life I have literally lost my voice for no physical reason at all.
    I love you, Birdie. I do.

  6. Your 40s are a time of reflection and change. I’m almost totally opposite of you, I hate to defer, I’m very vocal, I’m not scared of the consequences. That gets me into a shit ton of trouble sometimes! Balance, I guess, is the key.
    I’m a gum chewer. A subtle gum chewer.

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