Where wild minds come to rest
I have Aspergers (quite high functioning), and I am a compulsive DD'er. I daydream while driving and while in bed at night. I was wondering just how many of you all might also have Aspergers....look it up (look up women with aspergers) for women because it presents differently from men. Just curious if there was a possible connection.
Anyway, like many of you, music is a big trigger, especially while driving. I find it a good thing to listen to music while writing on stories. It seems…Continue
For the longest time I didn't even know I was daydreaming. Not until the end of high school and into college did I begin to realize that I had two distinct sets of memories, not just a jumble of one. Sure, sometimes I daydreamed and knew it as such, wild fantasies that could not possibly be true, but much of it was far less easy to spot. Now I suspect I had started blending my unfortunate reality with a far more comforting storyline when I was only 6.
I'm stuck trying to…Continue
Added by Sarah Eden on November 20, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
This is something I do. Some of my dd is based on some stories I have read. If I read a good part in a book I will almost always apply it to my dd life with myself as main person. I even have more than 1 story line going at time. Help! Maybe I should stop reading for awhile. It triggers my dd.
Coil- The Dreamer is Still Asleep:
If this song does not speak to you, then no song written about trying to keep from daydreaming your life away ever will.
You know the artist who made this (Coil) has got to be a daydreamer himself. How else could one make such a resonant song about this subject? He gets it. :)
The lyrics also hit…Continue
Well and hello there. Pleasure to meet you, even if I cannot meet you, and a pleasure to see you even if I cannot see you. My name is Dusty, and I supposed I joined the site because I wanted to spill a bit of hope if I could.
I was actually directed here by a recent Yahoo article, which my roommate showed me because she knows my story. I had no idea this was a condition, but I suppose, thinking back on it, some things make a lot more sense now...
Added by Dusty Rose O'Connor on November 19, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments
Curious if the excessive daydreaming can be hereditary or could a person be predisposed because of genetics? I think my mother also lived in a fantasy world. She spend quite a bit of time alone, she was a homemaker and never worked outside the home. My dad was retired from the Navy and up until I was about 10 he was gone most of the time. She did have emotionally and physically traumatic experiences in her younger life that I think may have cause her to retreat into her perfect world.
I'm new this website and i would like to tell you my story......................
From the time I was the age of four my father sexually abused me. The abuse lasted for 9 years, untill I was 13. Can you guess my age?
I'M 13. I used to go to a world were everything was perfect, where my familie was normale and the smells, sounds and sights were perfect. When i was younger i thought of stuff for "adults" like being free and living by myself and having a baby and a husband. I still due.…
I wonder, reading through so many new-entry blogs, how most of us got here. According to the study, most of us had fairly decent childhoods, little to no trauma that would usually act as the initial motivation for escapism. I'm no different - I had (still have) good, loving parents, a middle-class upbringing, and a good education. I will admit to having an addictive personality, as well as a tendency to want things to be more "perfect" than they can be in real life (i.e. I'm a…Continue
I been daydreaming at work ,now for 3 weeks. The past two weeks it's been the same. I am at a photo shot which is somewhere on the grounds of casetal . A male model get's out of a outside pool, hairless chest & white Speedo's. But last week, when he strips off his Speedo, he has a Muppet penis ( that talks). The Muppet say " What are you looking at ?". Then the dream stops & I get back to work.
Added by Graca on November 19, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments
Pretty surprised when I read the yahoo article. Like so many other posts, I never thought others had this problem. Misery lives company.
Zero people know I have this problem. How do you bring it up with out looking completely crazy. I am fortunate to have friends and a family, but relationships are a struggle.
I have found treatment for adult diagnosed AHDH helpful and a seasonal affective disorder light box helpful.
Living abroad also helped. My brain was too…Continue
Added by mindlessness on November 19, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments
I stumbled across an article about this stuff on Yahoo. I was stunned because for the past six years I've assumed there was just something wrong with me and that I was alone with it. I've kept this a secret...from everyone. I'm still not sure how in depth I want to go about the other world that I live in. I made an alias, my other name, and picked a random zip code for where I live. I can't describe in words how it feels to know I'm not the only one who is locked in my own mind. I…Continue
In my real life:
In my MAIN other life (I have many):
Added by Melinda on November 18, 2012 at 10:27pm — No Comments
thats how long i been living in my mind......... half my life inside a world i created to escape the pain i felt to escape the truth, the pain of being me the pain i felt as a child from the things i went through......
12 years.....no matter how many times i repeated it no matter how i said it, it wouldnt give me back those 12 years as i sit here i think my life wouldnt be the same without daydreaming it would be boring nothing to talk about no…Continue
For all intents and purposes, I am a perfectly functioning adult as viewed from the outside. My studies are going well, I have a social life (when I want to), and I consider myself a hale and hearty individual. But for some reason, I often fall into this sort state of conscious hibernation, where I retreat into really vivid daydreams. It's been going on since I was young, and I thought it would eventually go away when I grew up. But it hasn't, not really. I looked up "excessive daydreaming,"…Continue
Added by Annie Huang on November 18, 2012 at 8:29pm — No Comments
Hi Everyone. I found this site through the Yahoo article, like a lot of other people. I was stunned to find out that there are others like me, probably again, like a lot of you. I'm nearly forty, and only until a few years ago, I had thought that I was living a completely normal life. In the past few years, a type of mental illness came over me after I lost my brother suddenly. All at once, I found myself living in this world again all alone, and it brought me back to thinking about my…Continue
I am new here. I just read the article by Amanda Schupak on Yahoo and was shocked to learn that what I have experienced as my normal life these past 44 years was shared by others. I have always been ashamed by it. What I read in the article and have read so far on the blogs is so amazing. I share so many of these experiences. So many things seem to make sense. The vivid nighttime dreams, which I have always remembered so easily (and friends growing up always thought I "made up"), the…Continue
I started being hounded by the paparazzi as a preteen.
"What is your new film about?" "When is your wedding?" "What do you think of the Iran hostage crisis?"
People wanted my opinions. They wanted my autograph. They wanted my photo to be taken with them.
They were there when no friends were. They were there when I barricaded my bedroom door so my mentally ill sister couldn't come in and hurt me. They were there to adore me when my mother…Continue
Added by Lisa Zimeckis on November 18, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments