At some point you may have a dream like the one I had Saturday night. With the approach of Swab Summer (in my dream, swabs had not yet reported) I notified my boss that I was leaving our organization (the day before I hit my 1 year anniversary), so I could return to the Coast Guard Academy, go through swab summer and four years of schooling to become a Coast Guard officer again. My boss was dismayed, but forged a "signature board" from my co-workers to wish me a good life. I told my wife when I got home and she wasn't happy. And then we all went to New London (my wife and parents) the day before R-day. And that's when it hit me, "This is a TERRIBLE decision" (it didn't dawn on me during my dream that it couldn't happen.) So I called my boss and told her I had made a horrible decision and really wanted to come back to the organization. Sadly, because I had received a forged signature board, I would not be allowed to return. And at about that time I woke and immediately felt I had made a mistake... and then realized it was all a dream. I've heard about the "return to academy" dreams before; people returning to the Coast Guard Academy to repeat Swab Summer, but as officers. My wife told me she had a similar dream for pharmacy school.