I'm posting a pic of myself with Anne-Marie on the left and Lisa "the Hoff" to my right. "Why," you ask? Well, these lovely ladies were lucky enough to make an appearance in my dream last night.:) I think my dream was quite symbolic of what's been going on at our workplace. Getting a paycut, but feeling "stuck," as no other jobs are available, or at least not where I'm looking. Here goes:
I had a dream that Anne-Marie, Lisa and I had a friend drop us off at the lake (actually, it was more like in the lake). All we had was a small piece of particle board to float on. I quickly decided that it could not hold all three of us so I swam as fast I could to a little island. It was a gorgeous day, but for some reason, it started raining/storming out of the blue. I recall telling my friends that no matter when I go to the lake it rains, which is pretty much true. I recall a few years ago, it was a beautiful day, the weather forecast was "mostly sunny," and as soon as we arrived at the lake it came the most horrible thunderstorm that seemed to last forever. That's besides the point though. I feel that this dream of being stranded with two of my coworkers at the lake reflects my feelings about work. The feeling of being stuck and the only nearby relief is a small island, which is symbolic for the only thing that wasn't taken away from us at work on Monday, which is the privelege of working from home. My home office is my small island--it's the one thing that has prevented me from "going postal." haha! This has been my interpretation--follows is the interpretation from Dream Mood's Dictionary's @ DreamMoods.com:
To see a lake in your dream, signifies your emotional state of mind. You feel restricted or that you are unable to express your emotions freely. Alternatively, the lake may provide you with solace, security, and peace of mind. If the lake is clear and calm, then it symbolize your inner peace. If the lake is disturbed, then you may be going through some emotional turmoil.
To see or dream that you are on an island, signifies ease, relaxation and comfort.�The dream is telling you that you need a vacation and escape the stresses in your life. You want some solitude.�
To dream that you are stranded on an island, suggests that you need to get away from the demands of your daily life. Or perhaps you are running away from a situation instead of trying to confront it.�Alternatively, you may feel cut off from society. You are in a rut and do not quite know what to do with your life.