Last night, I dreamt I was back in school. I was with people from high school...however, the teachers were from college. I was pretty excited to be there actually. I loved seeing everyone again and being back in a creative environment.
First day of class was our first project. However, this wasn't just any first project. This project was to be the biggest part of our grade for the entire year and also determined if we belong in this school at all. This was a make or break project.
The project...was balloon arrangements. Yes like flower arranging...but with balloons. They were grading on use of balloons and how creative we were with the ribbon and bows that hang from the balloons. Yeah. I had five balloons at different heights...very traditional. Then I got creative with the ribbons. There were far more ribbons than balloons. Some were curled, some were loose waves, some were straight...that shit was creative! I knew I was good!
Until the next morning at turn in time...most of my balloons had popped. How would I ever be accepted into this school without a bitchin' balloon arrangement! I was upset. Who wouldn't be! But I took charge and problem solved! Asked the teacher for more balloons and helium and was good. But it turned out half the class was having the same problem. I wasn't the only person with the issue, but now they were all coming to me to help.
Ok as I write this, I can totally see the after school special my brain was trying to get me to see. Don't be afraid to ask for more time or help, don't let a small problem seem bigger than it really is, you're not the only person with problems, even your peers have them, just because everyone seems to together on the outside doesn't mean they don't have popped balloons too, blah blah blah. I get it.
It's funny this dream has stuck with me all day. I don't even remember what the finished project was...it kind of just faded away. However, I keep picturing my original balloon arrangement with some of the balloons popped and mostly noticing the balloons that didn't pop and how creative I was with those damn ribbons! Oh god, I'm totally a glass half full person! barf!
The real question is...Why a balloon arrangements?! Where the hell did my brain come up with that! Maybe I have a new calling?