I am so friggin' tired of dreaming (nightmaring) about SNAKES. Since I was about 20, I guess, I've been having these TERRIBLE snake dreams. There is always a snake somewhere..I'll walk across it in a path, it crawled in the house through some sort of opening, it's hanging from a tree, etc. Green glowy snakes, yellow stripey snakes, shiny, slicky wet-looking snakes. UGHHHHHH! NASTY! NASTY! NASTY! I Hate them!!! I have always been terrified of them. To me, the only good snake is a dead one. Usually, the snake is chasing me, sometimes in mid air, and I catch it JUUUUUUUUUUUST before it bites me in my neck. Sort of like this dude in the picture:
I mean, I have these dreams 2 or 3 times of week, and have been having them for yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs. I guess they are anxiety related? Am I that stressed out?
I went through a brief "break" from the snake nightmares, when I was a senior in college. Don't ask me what that was about, because it certainly wasn't a stress free period in my life. Also, when I lived at the beach briefly, and I could hear the ocean outside, I started having tidal wave nightmares. They continued for a couple years after leaving the beach. (My brain is NOT NORMAL). My family and I would be in a house - real "shambly" and the only thing left is the frame of the house basically, and the floors, and we are sitting there, staring at the tidal wave coming toward us, but we don't even try to run because we know there's not enough time to escape. Then I start to feel like I can't breathe.
Image from Manausa.com
Finally, my third reason to fear going to sleep: CATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSSSS. I mean, just straight up regular house cats. In real life, I am NOT scared of cats, but I do hate them. In my dream, the cat seems normal, you know, just creepin around rubbing up against people's legs while they sit on the couch. But, I catch the cat giving me the evil eye when other people aren't looking. And then ...........ATTACK!! The cat's tiny little sharp teeth come out and try to attack my neck/face...just like the snakes.