I finally forced myself to do the "Childhood Private-Eye Work." I'm not sure it has helped me define my dream yet, but I did it. I had a hard time deciding what constituted "childhood." I chose ages 0-16.
What did I want to be?
What did I like to do?
Listen to music
Make up stories to pretend I was living in them, or for my dolls, or for my friends
Play with miniature farm animals and create whole worlds for them
I liked solitary activities the most, although I loved when my cousins K&T came over for sleepovers. I liked puzzles and board games. I loved swingsets. I loved looking at clouds and finding pictures in them and making up stories about what the various cloud creatures were doing.
I was very dramatic. My pediatrician's nurse called me Sarah Bernhardt whenever I went in.
I loved horror movies and scary things. And I loved old black-and-white musicals.
What does this tell me about my dreams? I have no idea. But I'll work on it.