It’s now the last week before I start teaching, and even though I love to be in the classroom and adore my colleagues, there’s always a certain amount of stress about the beginning of the semester. It’s never unbearable, but I’ve noticed that it’s now started leaking out into my dreams.

The night before last, I dreamed I had to meet a colleague to talk about semester plans. We were at a conference in Boston, and I jumped into a taxi with some other people to go and meet her. For some reason, I fell asleep. And when I woke up, I was miles away from Boston. (Insider joke for New Englanders — in New Bedford!)

Well, at least it gave me a chance to laugh about the stress — and alleviate it just a bit!

What do you dream about when you’re worried or under stress? Does it ever make you laugh, too?