That dream where it was normal/natural to feel good about yourself may be a portend* of things to come.

*Portend: A sign or warning that something momentous is likely to happen.

Seems I've got to have a change of scene
Every night I have the strangest dreams
Imprisoned by the way it could have been
Left here on my own or so it seems
I've got to leave before I start to scream
Joe Cocker