School Anxiety

October 27, 2005 at 2:24pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

I’m not a student any more, dagnabbit. I shouldn’t be having these stupid dreams!

And yet I had one of my school-related dreams last night. I used to get them all of the time. Typically they involve procrastinating too long before beginning a project, sleeping in on the day of the final exam, or similar anxiety-invoking disasters. Last night’s dream involved me not being able to figure out my class schedule. I was never sure if I was in the correct classroom; most of the time I was not.

For some reason these dreams always take place in a completely fictional school. Whether it’s a dream about high school or college (last night’s dream put me back in high school), the classrooms and buildings are unlike any classrooms or buildings I’ve ever gone to school in.

I hate those stupid dreams. Back when I was a student they made sense. They usually reflected some sort of school-related anxiety I was already feeling. But now, all these years later, they serve only to stress me out and rob me of restful sleep. Oh well, I suppose I can’t complain too much. I haven’t had a true nightmare in years, so if that is as bad as my dreams get, I count myself lucky.

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