I have this recurring dream. Not a daydream, but a real asleep-in-my-bed nighttime dream.
I live in a house. Sometimes it's a cottage. Sometimes a ranch or cabin. Sometimes it's one of my childhood homes.
And at some point during the dream, every time, we find a secret door.
Or a hallway. Or a passage or stairway or series of closets. The details are different each time, but the theme is the same.
This secret area of the house is HUGE. And we are all, how did we never see this before? And as we explore this newly-discovered expansion of our home, we realise that it is sprawling, and it's filled with cool stuff.
The rest of the dream is spent looking through the rooms, taking inventory of the treasures we find, and deciding what to do with it all. Who's going to sleep in this room? Should we have a big estate sale? Stuff like that.
It is the best dream I've ever had. Every time I wake up from it, I'm surprised that it wasn't reality.
Anybody out there into interpreting dreams? What on earth could this mean?
Because when I think of my dream house, my day-dreaming-while-I'm-awake house, it is not at all sprawling. And it's not at all filled with junk. When I dream about my household, and what it could be, it is a happy, bright, tidy, inviting place that welcomes people into its comfortable spaces. Everything has a place, the layout is simple and functional, and I'm able to keep everything in order with the least amount of effort, because we've edited carefully, and set it up to work for us.
This is the opposite of the house in my recurring dream. It's too big (but I love it!) and it's full of stuff (and I love it!). So weird to me that these two ideas are so different. If I had those secret passageways to deal with in real life, I would be overwhelmed and stressed out. But while I'm asleep, it's an exciting adventure, and I love every minute of it!
Last weekend I painted the entryway of my real house. We chose Vanilla Milkshake.
It's light and creamy, and has just a whisper of yellow. I'm very happy with it.
I'm going to continue to edit and refine my real house, and dig through the relics of my dream-state houses, and hope that the two never meet.
What about you? What plans do you have for your home that differ from the ideas you have for your "dream" home? What dreams do you have over and over? (I have others, but none so interesting as the secret rooms dream.) Talk to me, friends!