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By: Jenna Johnson | Posted: 04/04/2014
When I was a server, I always had nightmares about being really stressed out at work. It usually happened when I knew I had a busy day coming up. I had countless dreams where I had a full section at work, but I just couldn’t get to any of my tables to take their orders. I had other dreams where I couldn’t get my tables to pay or I showed up and I didn’t have the correct uniform on. They always felt so real and I woke up stressed out.
When I started getting more responsibility at Gateaux I started having cake nightmares. These dreams usually revolved around me not being able to finish one part of the cake. I would be trying and trying to make one frosting flower and it would just keep going wrong. Sometimes these dreams would wake me up and I had to convince myself that this wasn’t really happening. I had to tell myself that I was sleeping now, not working. Go back to bed, Jenna!
I feel like I’m in this lull of the wedding planning process. All of the major vendors are booked and there isn’t really anything that I need to do right now. There are some little things here and there, but nothing that needs to be decided right now. In a strange way I think that is stressing me out more. It isn’t a big deal that I don’t know how I am going to wear my hair at my wedding, but people keep asking me and I feel like I need to make a decision now. I blame all of the little things for giving me my first couple wedding nightmares.
Both of them centered around the fact that I was completely unprepared for the wedding. During the first one, none of my bridal party was there and the wedding was happening in a hotel lobby. In the second one the wedding was supposed to start an hour and a half ago and I didn’t have my dress or any idea how I was going to do my hair. There were people sitting in the chairs and I was a total mess.
Thankfully when I wake up I realize that I still have five and a half months until the wedding and that is plenty of time to figure out what to do with my hair and all those other small details. I’m going to try and figure out one small detail a week to help keep me sane. Hopefully that will keep away the stressful nightmares!
Jason Matheson is a morning show host at myTalk 107.1 See his engagement story.
Molly Mogren is Andrew Zimmern's right-hand lady and founding fraidy cat at heyeleanor.com See her engagement story.
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