Here is the summary of my dream journal from February’s 30 day life experiment of getting 8 hours of sleep per night and keeping a consistent dream journal. I missed one day throughout the month because I didn’t immediately write down the dream after I woke up and I subsequently forgot about it. All of the others were incredibly vivid and worth remembering. Who knows, you may find yourself as a character in one of these dreams. Enjoy:
I highly recommend trying to keep a dream journal as a life experiment. It’s really fun to look back at all of them to see all the wacky places that my subconscious takes me to while I’m asleep. Now that I’m back in the habit, I’m hoping to keep it going.
Just before going to sleep I had watched a brief presentation on CollegeOutside.com with the Tufts Mountain Club. Inspired by the possibilities of this site it promptly took over my dream life following bed-time. I dreamt that I was working for CollegeOutside and in an attempt to gain more traction with other colleges Sarah and I took off on a cross-country college tour via bicycle. After each college we had a handful of people bike the next 20-100 miles with us in support of what CollegeOutside is all about, making the outdoors more accessible to college students than ever before. The dream then shifted to Hawaii. The brilliant aspect of having an online magazine is that you can work remotely from anywhere in the world. So after our bike tour we took a plane from Alaska to Hawaii. I was working from the beach and Sarah was in a hammock on the porch, both of us shoeless and happy but working our asses of. For some reason we didn’t mind working our asses off, must be something to do with beautiful Hawaii weather and island life that took the stress away.
Last night I spent a few hours with Sarah brainstorming ideas and strategy for her new blog CollegeOutside.com. She has been looking for a way to increase her writing/journalism experience and felt that writing about the outdoors for college students was the best of both worlds. My dream was another process dream. I spent the night subconsciously working through different aspects of her website. I spent a lot of time going through the top menu bar and what topics would be listed on the main page and then what subtopics would be under those. For example the topic could be Sports and then the subtopics would be hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, etc.
It’s a very cool concept that’s approaching the topic of outdoor activities in a way that no one else is really doing it; articles written by college students for college students. How do you adventure outside safely and on a budget? As a 20 year old you can’t really afford to buy anything in the Patagonia catalog, so how do you outfit yourself with gear? What gear to I need? What gear is only a nice-to-have? I really think the blog is going to take off very soon and ultimately it’ll be a great resource for college students everywhere. Check out the Website and follow her on twitter @collegeoutside.