Welcome to another Life List Club Friday. Today, I’m at Jenny Hansen’s, fessing up to my
not so secret love of tacos. And, over here, we have the super-funny and always-cool Jess Witkins with us, talking about dreams and fear and cute little zombie kittnens. Take it away Jess…
Are You The Main Character of Your Life?
Do you ever start to dream about the things you’re doing, watching, or reading? I didn’t use to. But lately my dreams have taken on a very suspense/horror feeling about them. I think I need to stop reading Dan Brown books and watching zombie/vampire/witch shows before bed (but I so love Walking Dead and Vampire Diaries!)
But then I started having so many dreams, I wondered if they did in fact have some meaning for me. What can I say? I’m into signs. I just do a terrible job of following them. In all of my wild, running for my life, defeat the monster dreams, I was the main character. And when I looked at my normal life, I had to wonder if I take such a lead role. Anyone else know what I’m talking about?
I’m a pretty confident individual, but I’m also my worst critique. And I hate to fail! I know, I know, who does? I hate failing at anything. And for the last couple weeks, I was feeling like I failed a lot. I had to stay late at work several nights when things came up like employee accidents or additional meetings. Working as a sales manager, it’s my job to be efficient with time management. Some days that just isn’t the case. And since I stayed late at work, it spiraled into me being late for my date with my honey. Much of our night was shot because he was irritable at me for being late and I at him for not understanding I couldn’t get out of work. But even when I’m done with work, work is in my head. Whether it’s a day job, our dream job, or even the “to do” list around the house, I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets sucked into the guilt-ridden black hole vortex of You Suck Galaxy. It’s governed by the Zombie Space Captain, Brains Gobyebye, perhaps you’ve heard of him?
So I remind myself that the only person’s actions I can change are my own. And while I don’t have actual zombies chasing after me, I do have the same metaphorical ones that you do. I call them time sucks or derailers, things that get in the way of achieving our goals. I remind myself that I should be the main character of my life, and like any good story, I’m going to run into obstacles, but I must do my best to overcome them.
What are your dreams telling you? Are you the main character in your life? What zombie time sucks are standing in your way right now? Care to vote for your favorite zombie movie?
Actual Photo of Zombie Space Captain Brains Gobyebye: Do not be fooled by his cuddly exterior!
Bio: Jess Witkins claims the title Perseverance Expert. She grew up in a small Wisconsin town as the much younger youngest sibling of four, she’s witnessed the paranormal, jumped out of a plane, worked in retail, traveled to exotic locations like Italy, Ireland, and Shipshewana, Indiana, and she’s eaten bologna and lived to tell about it! She deals with it all and writes about it! Come along on her midwest adventures; Witkins promises to keep it honest and entertaining. Go ahead, SUBSCRIBE, you know you want to.
Follow on Twitter: @jesswitkins
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