When I actually remember my dreams, they’re always about being in school or being of an age where I’d be in school. I’m currently a college drop out, hoping to go back when my family and I move. I’m 24, but I don’t recognize myself as that age. It feels more like I’m somewhere between 12, 15, or 19. And this is reflected in my dreams, because I seem to find myself either being these ages or being around people of these ages, or both.
Last night, I dreamed I was back in a private school I attended in high school. No, it wasn’t fancy. It was for special needs kids, and it was pretty brutal. I was in a special needs class. I had this feeling I should not of been there, but I was. The teacher would shift moment to moment as either an older woman or man in his thirties. However, he or she was not being fair to some of the other students (Males mostly).
I said something to one of the students, and she overheard. I asked to be excused so I can take my mom to therapy. My mom showed up somehow. The teacher said something that I thought was unjustified and I called her out verbally. She then laughed and sent me to a regular non-special needs class.
The other students in this new class were talking and playing around. I wanted to be a part of it, but I didn’t know what to say or do. So I was pretty scared. I then found a picture I supposedly drew with skulls and demons. People were impressed and were passing it around. I became popular for a bit. I loved it and FINALLY felt a sense of being one of them. I often deal with feelings of being different or separate from other people for one reason or another, both in dreams and in real life.
So it was time to go home. Other students headed to the buses, but I snuck out the back because I can drive. I passed by these older teachers talking about getting rich off the students. Then I woke up.
Many of my dreams, or those I remember, are somewhat similar. There’s always an element of either being in school, being a kid or teen, or being around kids or teens. And when I say kids, I mean being of pubescent age. No, nothing sexual goes on.
I’d like to know if anyone can tell me what this means and if I can or should do about it.