Have you ever had a really great dream that was so vivid and so real and made you so happy that when you wake up and realize it was only a dream that it just makes you really sad? It happened to me a couple of nights ago. It was so very detailed. D and I were on a travel website looking at vacation options and we found a place in Destin, Florida (one of our favorite getaway spots), that was available for check-in the next day. We booked it! We were doing all this at night and only had a few hours to get everything together before we left to make the drive down the next morning. I was calling to make arrangements with my job and he was calling his shop guy making arrangements for our business. I called our dog-sitter but she was unavailable, so we were just like, “We’ll just take them with us!” I was so excited because I’ve always wanted to take the dogs to the beach with us. I was laying clothes out on the bed to pack when I was awakened by our cat declaring breakfast time. For just a second when I woke up, I was like, “YAY, we leave today!!!!” And then it hit me. “No. We don’t.” I was deflated. And that feeling stuck with me for several hours before I could shake it!
I’ve had bad dreams lots of times where when I woke up I was incredibly relieved to realize it was just a dream, but this is the first time I can remember it happening the opposite way. I can’t say I like it at all.
When was the last time you had a really life-like dream that had a lasting effect on you?