While I was driving home last night, I noticed a familiar constellation rising above the horizon. So when arrived I took a moment to just pause and look at the beautiful night sky. After welcoming Orion, my eyes drifted above his head to the familiar "W" of Cassiopeia.
I thought to myself, "Cass, I know what you feel like." (Apparently I'm on nick-name basis with my constellations. Who knew?) She's one of just a few circumpolar constellations. This means that she's close enough to the North Star that her constellation is visible all year long -- just like the Big and Little dippers. But since she's sitting in a chair in her celestial portrait, it also means that she spends half her time upside down. I can relate to that.
My world has been topsy turvey. I've felt like I've been in over my head at moments. But like Cassiopeia, I have my own Northern Star that I hold in the center of all my craziness. And last night it was incredibly reassuring to remember that she's only upside down for half of the year.
Thought to self: "Just sit tight and hold on. Things will turn right side up again."