Still, if I could have planned it, I would have at least spaced the dates apart by about a week just to give myself some breathing room. This would be particularly nice as I've started to have weird stress dreams about BOTH! Last night, for example, I totally had a crazy dream about Wildflower. I won't go into great detail, but it involved most of my bike and my backpack getting stolen while in what I thought was the transition area. Seriously - they didn't take the entire bike, just parts of it. I found the other parts littering the transition area (which wasn't really the Wildflower transition area, but somehow it was to my subconscious). So, I ended up finding some pieces and thought that I could 'race' but I didn't start until 3:00 pm! Bizarre, I know.
As for my students' performance, apparently I do have some low-grade (or higher) anxiety there too since I had a dream that several of my best students decided not to take the exam because they were going to try out for American Idol. Now, this is a show that I have never even watched, but it has embedded itself in my psyche?!
I suppose both of the dates are nearing, and, for both of them, I have dedicated much time and energy. Ultimately, with both of them, luck plays a large role, so it's a 'wait-and-see' game for a while. And lots of crazy dreams, it seems!
Speaking of dreams, I'll leave you with this image by Remedios Varo:
Don't be deceived thinking that there is no connection between this painting and my crazy dreams - the title is, after all, "Woman Walking out of the Psychoanalyst".