I've been keeping a dream journal for two or three months now. I've always been obsessed with dreams, and my sister will testify to wanting to smack me across the face because I would never stop telling her my dreams that she didn't care about. So then I started transferring those dream rants to my dream journal.
I had an idea a few weeks ago. I notice themes in my dreams, especially looking through the journal, and I wanted to make a sort of map, connecting the "plots" of dreams to their underlying and continuing theme in my dream spectrum. I didn't know if it would actually work, but it looked terrific in my mind's eye. I did it tonight, this dream map, and I'm damn happy with it.
The topics in ovals are the themes I notice continuing throughout, and the separate lines all represent separate dreams. Maybe this only makes sense to me, maybe it will be of interest to others. Either way, I'm sort of smitten with myself right now.
I dream a lot about men attacking me. I dream a lot about being vulnerable. One of these days I'm going to look all this up and see what it all means.