Chris Hadfield shows off the unique problem of storing stuff in a weightless closet. Credit: Chris Hadfield, via Twitter
I’ve been chuckling at a set of coincidences this week between my moving activities and those of Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut who arrived at the International Space Station last week.
On Dec. 19, Hadfield and his crewmates lifted off in a Soyuz — the same day I got my house keys. Two days later, I was unpacking boxes for the first time at the new place as Hadfield and his crew did the same at the International Space Station. And yesterday, I was reorganizing a closet when this picture of Hadfield in a weightless closet appeared on Twitter.
I always dream crazy dreams during transitional times. My mind creates metaphors and it’s up to me to figure out what the metaphors mean. This time around, it seemed I was reliving a lot of 2012 and a bit of the years before. I had dream conversations with old colleagues, as well as current family members and friends. Happily, it seemed the tenor of these dream talks was very positive. So I guess the transition is going all right.
2012 was a happy year for me, even though it was full of transitions. I leapt into full-time freelancing, began moving into a new house, and picked up a masters degree. I feel very lucky, and thank all of those in my life who have made these things possible.
I do hope that the year was equally as good to you, my reader. And I wish you all the best for 2013.