Pleased to meet you all. I have had a fair number of LDs in my lifetime, but I have never made a concerted effort to cultivate them. My nightmares often turn into LDs, but I usually wake up before anything interesting happens. I think I can change this by changing my attitude about lucid dreams.
I am a civil servant in my twenties, with a wife and a little baby girl. I enjoy reading and I’m deeply interested in psychology (both normal and abnormal), which is one of the reasons I am interested in dreams.
My dream recall is currently abysmal. I am remembering 1-3 dreams a week, but it has been much better in the past. I wake up aware that I have been dreaming, but it has already slipped away. I will be working on dream journaling and reality checks for now, until my recall gets better. I have a new baby (4 months) to wake me up all through the night, which ought to help, but in practice my recall is much worse than before I became a father.
Happy dreaming to you all!