My Fantasy World

            I'm a 16 year old girl.

          My day dreaming days began when I was around 11 or 10 years old. For me, it was always a form of escape from my life. I suppose I'm too imaginative. At first, I read Harry Potter and fell in love with the books. I tried placing myself in that world, which I guess is pretty normal for many Potter fans and even for any fan of any book series which they love. Sometimes fans really do try to put themselves in a world created by a favourite author and I was young so I didn't think much of it at all.

                  However, this became my refuge. As I grew up, and turned 14, I created a far more complex fantasy world. I created an ideal version of myself and when reading up the symptoms of maladaptive daydreaming online, realised I had many of it's symptoms. I love day dreaming the most when I'm running up or down stairs, or moving or pacing. 

             My current fantasy world was influenced by many things: movies, books, songs, situations, ideas. I would explain it but I feel so embarrassed because my fantasy world is just so juvenile sometimes. I basically created an alternative world where individuals from reality are picked and have assigned roles in that universe. Time moves differently in that world. You could be gone for years but when you return to your own world, you're back in that moment when you left. O.o I know, it's confusing.

                  There are swords, mercenaries, fortresses, blood, The reason swords are used is because guns and such weapons are of no use in that world as humans tend to be more resilient to them. :/ And there many characters who I have created. These characters are so different, so realistic to me that I am sometimes just surprised that they don't even exist.

                  But honestly,  some people would call this a problem. In some ways, it's a blessing. Think about it, you can never be bored and it's a great way to show your creativity. As long as it doesn't interfere in your normal's not a problem, right? y 

fromdaydreamland fromdaydreamland
5 Responses Jul 28, 2011

I don't see this as a blessing, more of a curse who happens to get my mind of bad things sometimes but really just inter fires with my own life and distracts me from my studies and gives me bad concentration

Did I write this? This is something I would have written about myself.

Ive onpy found aboutvthis recently has wever I base mine on a soap anyone eslse do not this. But I dont move around etc and my facial expressions are done in private. And I agree what you say I find it a great source of escapism. Theres nothing wrong with my life but nothing right with it either. I cried all night a couple days ago I changed my dream in where my family and fiance died in an explosion then I went to a piers Morgan interview and cried but my person never cries. I usually just stick to one life but sometimes thatpperson may be a celebrity or something different happens but mostly its a normal life but one I really want to have. I also use ideas from other movies shows and tv etc as well as listen to music all day. Is this still considered maladaptive daydreaming

Yes I have the same problem as you I'm not sure if it is wrong or not as I have a perfectly normal social life and have lots of friends I don't understand what could be wrong with inducing day dreaming but it still kind of scares me

Yes it is a blessing! Because of it, I have a great imagination for writing stories, and it's made me love music more than I already do! It's kind of embarassing when people catch me doing it in public, because I'll laugh suddenly, and people will stare at me. Hee hee. :/ Anyway, I know exactly how you feel, and you should go check out my story on this condition! Thanks! :)