Don’t Go Chasing Water Slides!
By Chris Robin – @detroitbeastie

Day 3, no sports. I’m happy and healthy yet I have no toilet paper. I’ve taken my free time to reflect and put my ideas on paper. Not toilet paper obviously! Just a regular college ruled notebook. I’m constantly writing my thoughts down. So much that I have several note books filled to the brim.

I’ve always been big into analyzing my dreams. I actually have a dream dictionary! You’d be surprised how spot on dreams are compared to our real lives! This passion alone has filled up several notebooks. The only reason I mention this is because a lot of articles stem from my wild dreams.

When this virus was in its infancy I had a long detail dream about a massive water slide that lead to Canada. Slides in your dreams indicate some instability and risk in your waking life. Adding water, which signifies emotions, to the slide implies that dreams are taping into areas of emotional instability and/or some form of risk-taking behavior.

What the inside of my head looks like!

Another definition represents being carefree while enjoying negative situations or negative habits. Playing with uncertainty or feeling good ignoring the consequences of your actions. Seems heavy doesn’t it? Upon further review it’s actually quite simple.

Last night I had many ideas of how I wanted to express my thoughts today. What mood did I want to convey? Keeping with the light hearted nature of my writing here are the ideas I came up with!

Was I stranded on an island while writing this? What if I was on an old Civil War battlefield? Lost at sea? Or was this article just a message in a bottle? Then the idea of combining them all into one hit me! What if being in the Civil War lead to me to being lost at sea finding a stranded island and resorting to sending a message in a bottle? Wow! What a mouthful!

After mulling over this idea one thing became apparent. Thank the Lord I log my thoughts and write down my ideas! Can you image if this dream just disappeared once I woke up? It would be devastating! Slightly more demoralizing then running out of toilet paper!

Getting back to my original idea of water slide dreams the definition really held water. See what I did there?! When writing fantasy sports content, especially DFS, you’re going to be judged. People pick apart your process. They won’t share it. They will not support you. Not all people, but some, cling to the idea that they know it all. Much like anything we do in our lives people will always have something negative to say.

As counties declare emergencies and we’re told to stay home our options for entertainment become limited. Take time and trust your process. Enjoy your families and loved ones. Catch up on that book you’ve been putting off. Try a new recipe! Paint or draw! Take time for self care. Every situation has a silver lining. Be on the look out for positive vibes. They are out there, we just need to grab them.

I have constantly ignored the negativity around me. I feel good doing that too. I will continue sliding away into the water. Jump on in with me! The water is fine!

Stay safe and talk soon!

Chris Robin

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