I was spending a few hours in the Chicago O’Hare Airport in between flights and got a bite to eat at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant there. Watching the servers buzz around reminded me of a recurring dream.
In the dream, I am a waitress and I am in the weeds, big time. In the weeds is a term servers use to mean WAY BEHIND. In the dream, I have several tables of people waiting for food and drinks and I can’t seem to get their stuff to them. The computer doesn’t work, the supplies run out, and I forget things. I am in service quick sand.
I have this dream when I feel really behind. My dream is set in a restaurant because I was a server for TGI Friday’s for a few year while going to college. I had almost forgotten about the dream, but I had it again a couple weeks ago.
This is a wake up call. My mind is trying to tell me something. It’s shouting, "listen up!"
The last few weeks have been very busy and this next week is as well. All great projects, but perhaps too many things going on at once. After this week, I will be back to a better project load for me. I had a pretty good project plan, but things got a bit backed up due to the two weeks I was out of commission due to my mother’s death (and then a couple more weeks being in a fog from the shock). That’s just the way things go sometimes.
If your mind were going to scream a message to you, what would the message be?
The good thing about being a server in the weeds is that every shift comes to an end and you get to start over. It’s not quite the same when you run your own business. That said, we can take a couple days to get organized and renegotiate deadlines if needed. We can start fresh.
Do you have any recurring dreams (or daydreams)? Listen up!