I had a very strange dream last night. I dreamt that I was umpiring a high level game of cricket and I had a fellow colleague watching and commenting on me from the sidelines.
The dream was quite vivid actually. I didn’t start off too well (the dream was quite true to life then!) and then I got markedly better and was enjoying the atmosphere and making the correct decisions. Even my colleague was impressed! It’s strange how something I have been involved in for some time crops up in dreams. I only wish I had the desire or skill to move up the scale once more. It nearly happened around the turn of the millennium, but I suppose nearly isn’t good enough.
Why aim higher when I’m enjoying what I’m doing this year, mixing the scoring and umpiring duties each week? It’s happened more by accident than design but it’s working out well and if you enjoy something, why change it?
I’m not going to, despite what my dream says. In the dream, when I initially got something wrong, the player said to his team mates “He’s rubbish!” I proved him and his mates wrong, and I’ll continue to prove the doubting Thomases wrong in years to come, by sticking to my guns and principles. I’m happy with cricket, and that’s helping me feel better outside of that circle.
Odd dream though!