Where wild minds come to rest
OK, I'll try not to go stream-of-consciousness in introducing myself, but like most of the people I've come across here, I've been vividly daydreaming since I can remember - one of my earliest, if not the earliest memory, is of me daydreaming out loud as a four or five-year old and then being told by my father that he could hear me and that I needed to go to sleep. Ever since then, I have sub-vocalized my daydreams (I actually move my mouth without letting sound come out, non-vocalized daydreams are not nearly as vivid for me). Now I'm 30 and coming to the limits of my ability to maintain my productive life and occasional daydreaming episodes.
I'm pretty freaked out by myself sometimes, not that the daydreams are becoming real, but that when I do daydream (sporadically, every 2 or so weeks, less if I'm really making an effort) it eliminates so much productive time. I'm actually excited that the condition has been described because it is a huge relief to know that it is at least being studied and I'm not just a big immature kid. Probably time to go see a therapist.