We all have quirks, right? It makes us unique and memorable, right?

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I have vivid and realistic dreams – and I remember them…and they’re nightly. Sometimes I wake up just exhausted because of the series of dreams I had. This is not new, I’ve been a dreamer since I was young and I could recall them. And I’ve always wondered what makes some people dream and others not to dream. Or do we all dream and it’s just a matter of remembering it or not.

Every morning I wake up I can immediately recall my dream (or dreams) but then I rarely think about it during the day. In fact, a couple years ago, my brother-in-law suggested keeping a notebook by my bed and recording them every morning but I never got around to doing it.

As I crawled into bed last night (of course much later than I was planning) my dream from the following night resurfaced to my memory and the details came flooding back. This is a fairly new development in my dream saga and I don’t know what it is about my head hitting that pillow that often triggers my recent dream memory.  And these are totally normal dreams. Daily life. Based solely in reality. And people I know often make cameo appearances.  They’re usually good, it’s not as if I’m running for my life every night. But I always remember them.

Even more weird is I often wake up 20-40 minutes after I fall asleep. This happens multiple times a week and it’s always within that timeframe. Even when I’m exhausted going to bed – I still manage to wake up shortly after falling asleep.

I think I’m totally normal until I share some of these things with others and then I’m reminded that perhaps these are just a few of my quirks. Maybe it’s more normal than I think and the people I’m sharing this with are the abnormal ones (hint: Steve). 🙂