Last night I dreamt that I moved into a new apartment.
It was my nieces old apartment.
She had moved out and convinced me to take over her tenancy.
The rent was cheap and the apartment was in a great location in my home city.
I arrived at the new address with my two cats and sat in the lobby with all my belongings.
Distracted by a wooden vintage chaise in the lobby, I contemplated stealing it and moving it into my new apartment.
After a long while, I opened the front door to my apartment.
Instead of it being empty, there were someone else’s belongings including their cat which scurried away into hiding.
I slammed the front door shut and walked back to my pile of belongings in the lobby.
For some reason the answer came to me immediately.
This was a shared living situation.
I would be sharing this small apartment with two others.
I had never lived with anyone apart from family before.
I was furious and called my niece, screaming down the phone at her.
She explained that the details of the shared living arrangement was in the tenancy agreement that I had signed.
My response to her was an odd response.
I told her that when I signed the tenancy agreement in my other dream, that I never saw anything about a shared living arrangement.
I hung up the phone and immediately began recollecting previous dreams I had had about this apartment.
I remember that in one dream I visited the property prior to signing the tenancy.
Suddenly I remembered seeing other peoples belongings in the apartment on that visit.
In another dream I remembered one of the conditions of the tenancy was that I would share the flat with two other tenants.
I sat in the lobby with my belongings feeling disheartened.
I didn’t want to move in with other people and their cat.
My mind told me this is a dream, wake up, and I did.