Friday, June 09, 2006

Fade into...Shoes?

As I have mentioned in past entries, I am extremely particular of my sleeping arrangements, which became the impetus to write this post.

For the past few days I have been dreaming about shoes. Now while I will admit that my closet needs a fashion makeover, my shoe situation is all above board. My theory is that shoes and bags are the two items in a woman's closet that will love her even if she has gained a pound or two or twenty. These dreams, while deceptively simple in their appearance, have led me to research the meanings behind these dreams (since I have a lot of spare time inbetween job interviews). I've recapped my findings at the end of this post, so those of you that are not interested in the minutiae of my dreams, just scroll down.

Monday's dream had me in a shoe store trying on horrendous moccasins that I would NEVER wear. They remind me of the old woman that lives next door to me, she is an old hippie who smells like patchouli all the time. The shoes I was trying on were all brown and the same exact style, which I don't understand then the point of needing to try them on. The shoes in question:

Tuesday's dream had me and some random people including some guy I had a crush on when I was in college, Morrissey, and Amy Poehler from Saturday Night Live looking through a cavernous closet looking for a pair of shoes to wear with the ballgown that I was wearing. The gown was blue and red and NOT cute. I looked like Little Bo Peep. The only shoes that were found during the seek and rescue mission were a pair of black Converse All-Stars that I wore while in college that I wrote and painted all over. These shoes are still in my closet, and I bust them out every now and again. They are like comfort food for my feet.

Wednesday's dream had me in my old apartment building collecting the shoes from my apartment, and going from door to door collecting shoes from everyone in the building and throwing them in an incinerator at some garbage dump. I don't remember what types of shoes they were, but I remember that I was barefoot.

Thursday's dream had me tying the shoelaces on a pair of new basketball sneakers as part of an even stranger dream that I won't get into here. For this one I need to see a therapist. :)

In conclusion: I need to up my meds. No, not really, but what I found was that I am a textbook case considering what I am going through right now healthwise and employment wise. I have never had dreams so similar in subject this close together. So without further ado, here is what I learned about my dreams:

I took all of the following information from here.

  1. In general, shoes represent your approach to life. It suggests that you are well-grounded or that you are down to earth. It also represents your convictions about your beliefs. If you are changing your shoes, then it refers to your changing roles. You are taking a new approach to life. If you forget your shoes, then it suggests that you are leaving restraints behind you. You are refusing to conform to some idea or attitude.
  2. To see old and worn shoes in your dream signifies that through diligence and hard work, you will find success. It may also mean that you have come to grips with accepting who you are.
  3. To see new shoes in your dream, suggests that you are overconfident in your success. Alternatively you may be on a life path that is unfamiliar to you.
  4. To dream that you are wearing inappropriate shoes for the activity at hand denotes that your progress and path in life will be laborious and ill-prepared. It may also indicate that you are heading in the wrong direction and need to reevaluate your goals.
  5. To dream that you are not wearing any shoes signifies that you have a lack of confidence in yourself and low self-assurance. You may be dealing with issues concerning your self-identity. Thus if you dream that you lose your shoes, then it suggests that you may be searching for your identity and finding/exploring who you are.

It is funny looking in my closet knowing that my shoes are trying to impart some kind of wisdom on me. I also just realized that this post has been the most revealing thus far... posting about sleep habits and dreams with virtual strangers.

*Can anyone guess what song I based the title on? It's one of my favorites.