A few months ago some people were talking about nightmare-induced bestsellers on a message board and someone mentioned lucid dreaming. I knew I did this, but I never knew there was a name for it. For as long as I can remember, I've had dreams that were going a certain way and somehow I managed to change the outcome. A lot of times I've woken up completely and then gone back to sleep to continue the dream.
I did this the night before last. I was dreaming about a tiger that I thought was trying to get into my house to attack me. I dream about wildlife all the time, but it's almost always bears. We've had bears come right up to our glass doors and they could bust open the door if they tried, so I think that fear slips into my dreams a lot. The other night it wasn't bears, but tigers. The tiger had cubs and for whatever reason we were being terrorized by this thing. It was horrible. I woke up fully and told Rick all about it, much to his dismay because I tend to go on and on and on about my dreams. He left for work and then I went back to sleep and the dream started up again, but I changed how it was going. Instead of tigers, it was now mountain lions. I thought they were still trying to "get me" at first, but they weren't. In fact, I had a bunch of people show up for a party instead and everything was just fine. Now I don't know if this qualifies as lucid dreaming, but it's weird. I can remember doing this for a long time. Does anyone else do it?