I had this dream a week or so ago. Right after I posted that I was in a depression.
The dream begins at the start of a Monday work week. I'm new on my position.
And I'm working in the MI-5 offices that were shown on the TV shown. (we won't go into how I get there... this is a dream).
Typical new employee... I don't know where I'm going.
I try to pass through a security check point... put down my case, and step through a set up. Something happens, and a search needs to be done. Completed, I start down the hall to realize I left this case behind... go back, search and find it and go through the process again.
At this point, I'm separated from the person trying to show me the way. I'm alone in a huge crowd (think airport at 7 am on a weekday) all pushing me along in their direction. And I don't know where to go.
I try to work myself free by heading down a stair. WRONG WAY. The stairs only go up.
After a while, I am standing over a grate with fire below... trapped. I can't go forward or backward. And it's getting hot. I finally pull my legs up over a barrier and scream for help.
I woke up before I saw if anyone came to help.
Obviously, I'm feeling lost and isolated. And from my interpretation of this, what I need is a face to face group to belong to. As soon as I woke up, I filled out that SAQA form that's been sitting on my desk.
But I dont' think that will be enough.
So, for those of you who have done it... how do you find a group of artists, quilters, SUPPORTIVE people? I've belonged to guilds without connecting; so just saying join a guild isn't going to do it.