Just a dream; Hit and Run

Just a dream; Hit and Run

Running over someone with a car and trying to run away from it is something you don’t forget whether it happens in real life or just a dream. There are many theories that try to explain why we dream. Sigmund Freud’s theory of dreams suggests that dreams represent unconscious desires, thoughts, and motivations. Other common theories suggests that its the brain’s way of trying to interpret external stimuli; dreams clean up the clutter in our mind and another proposes that dreams function as a form of psychotherapy where the dreamer is able to make connections between different thoughts and emotions in a safe environment. If asked I’d say dreams serve the purpose of bringing attention to something that is in the subconscious. 

One thing that I must point out first is that am good at bringing out meaning in symbolism so since that is out of the way, let’s just dive into the dream.In the dream I am driving a new shiny grey Toyota Rav4 and my aunt and two of my uncles are in the car with me. Just like in real life, I also can’t drive in the dream but my family is rooting for me and their support is what keeps me on the wheel because I am learning as I go. All over a sudden a woman comes out of nowhere and I ran over her and I flee the scene of the crime without even turning back. We finally get to some sort of shopping center and we try to agree on whether I should turn myself in and by the time we come to a conclusion that’s when I wake up.

It might sound crazy to you but here is my interpretation of the dream. The new car represents the new path that I am on and that’s trying to build and grow a business. The fact that I cannot drive is a representation of the uncharted path that I have chosen because to be honest I have no idea what I am doing, I am just winging it as I go. My family represent the people that I have chosen or rather allowed to come on this ride with me. For me it’s important to know who to let into specific areas of your life. One friend might be good at relationship advice but might not be the right person to go to for let’s say career advice. The woman that comes out of nowhere and gets hit represents the unforeseen obstacles that I will face along my journey. Last but not least the decision on whether to turn myself in signify the doubts that I have at times on whether to just look for a job because it is way easier.

Like I pointed out earlier dreams have a purpose and for me this specific dream made me take time out and think about where I was mentally and emotionally when it came to that area of my life. At times it is easier to keep going at it and work on your goals but it’s important to take stock and see where your thoughts and emotions lie. Not all dreams have a meaning but it’s important to learn how to discern which dreams have a purpose and carry a message and ones that are just dreams.

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