While I have successfully experienced a good amount of lucid dreams the past few months, I have had even more "near misses" or close calls, or blown opportunities. Some of them kind of amusing to me actually.
Thought it would be both fun and constructive to share our lucids that were juuust out of reach, both to make light of them and laugh, and to provide advice to to others.
For example, I have recently developed a common dream sign or scene where I am back at my old job that I recently left a few months ago, and there is always one specific co-worker there. I have had this happen 3 to 4 times, and each time after the first time, I actually thought "hey, this is weird. I should reality check." BUT DIDN'T lol. Mainly because this setting was in a healthcare facility and I did not want to touch my face to perform the nose pinch test due to the current world circumstances. Funny enough, the most recent time this happened to me, I REMEMBERED my previous dreams in which I did not reality check due to the dreams sign I was currently experiencing whilst in the dream. "Ah ha, won't forget this time..." *raises hand to do nose pinch, a dream character engages me in conversation so I don't want to look weird pinching my nose.
While these can be annoying, they are also kind of comical and if viewed the right way, can show that you are on the correct track, and on the verge of some consistent lucid dreams with the right tweaks. Please share your experiences!