Are you a daydreamer? Do you fantasize about certain things when you are sad or upset or just want to escape?
I was never into SciFi or Fantasy stuff, never read comics, or watched fantastical movies. I did play video games in middle school and really did enjoy them, but again, I was always into puzzle games or war games with tasks and challenges, never role playing. I’ve dated several guys that were really into SciFi, Fantasy, role playing games, comics, etc. and we would often talk about why they (and others) were interested in these things. What is the draw? It would always come back to the fact that they were an escape. Of course, they are fun and entertaining, but I’ve been told by several gamers, avid Fantasy and SciFi fans, and many people that play role playing games that one of the main reasons they enjoy them is to escape from reality for a short time. I think every needs some type of escape; some people use exercise, sports, books, or games to do this, but I use movies and day dreaming! As you’ve seen over the past month, I LOVE movies and one of the reasons I flock to romances and foreign films is because for a couple of hours I get to imagine my life differently and the same goes for daydreaming!
I didn’t start day dreaming until I was able to travel for the first time, when I was a junior in high school, but since then I have always dreamed about traveling or getting away whenever things become difficult, even momentarily. Within the past couple of years, since I’ve been burdened with student debt and haven’t been able to travel as much as I would like, I go back to my day dreams much more frequently.
I have a few specific daydreams that I return to time and time again…