I had a crazy dream last night. I dreamt that I was with a group of 4 or 5 other women, close friends or family members. I can't remember who all was there now, but I know we were very close and there was no pretense between us. There was a lot of trust. We were out to do something fun and we found ourselves near a train that was stopped, but soon would be moving again. In a quick minute, we all decided to hop on this train, in between the boxcars, and ride it till it stops. So, without working out any of the details, we started finding our spots to sit and hang on. We had to hurry because the train was about to leave. We all scattered, since there was not much room to sit in between the boxcars. One person or two could hang on in one space, so we were spread out over 3 spaces. I ended up in the last one, by myself. I noticed only then that I was wearing light weight clothing, a gauzy long skirt, and no shoes. Not very practical. I also realized as I was clinging to this train and pulling my feet up so as not to drag or let my skirt become tangled below, that I had no money or ID on me. I started thinking what if the train goes a long way and none of us have any money or shoes? I realized that this was a really bad idea and we didn't think this through. The train was starting to move, so I yelled for the others and they could not hear me. So as the train was picking up a little speed, I knew I had to jump now, while I could still safely do that. I was thinking that the others were going to be confused and disappointed that I bailed, but I had to go now or never.
At this point, I knew I was going to jump, but I woke up before I saw myself do it. When I woke up I knew that the point of the dream was: Think things through before you do it. Look before you leap. Be prepared. Don't be hasty.
I wonder what might be coming my way that I will be tempted to just go for it without thinking it through. I'll be watching for that.
I'm definitely staying away from the train tracks.