I remember a dream I had last night, which is a rarity for me. I remember it because it disturbed me enough to wake me up.
I was in an airport. A ticket agent (or somebody) had just directed me toward the gate I needed, and I had to hurry. So I rushed along the walkway, toward a descending stairway ahead of me.
But as I approached the stairway, I had the sudden conviction that this wasn’t a stairway. It was an edge. Beyond that edge there was just open space.
I suddenly dropped on my face, and peered over the edge. Sure enough, I was at the end of a sort of mezzanine floor without a guard rail – a dangerous arrangement no real-life airport would contemplate.
But as I looked down, I suddenly heard someone (a young person, male or female, I’m not sure) running up behind me. They were going very fast, and I had no time to warn them before they shot over the edge and plunged to the floor below. Not necessarily a fatal fall, but surely injurious.
Then I woke up.
I have theories about what that dream meant, but I’ll let you speculate.
I applied for a job today. I won’t tell you what it is, except that it involves editing. But it seemed (in some ways) ideal for my skills and personality, so I took a chance.
I was half way through the application when I saw that they wanted me to link to a Google Doc of some of my editing work. And I thought, “Forget this. I don’t have Google Docs.”
And my brain replied, “Wait, haven’t you used Google Docs before? You have an account. Check it out.”
I checked, and behold, I do have a Google Docs account. I created the link.
I’m rather proud of myself for not chickening out (for once). But boy, I make this hard for myself.