i have dreams often, like maybe every couple months, about packing for a trip. this is always an experience riddled with anxiety in my dream: i don't know how i'm going to fit everything i want to take (usually all the shoes i think i need--i might have taken six pairs on our week-long arizona trip a couple weeks ago), i have too many liquids to carry on, i can't take my razor, i'm going to be late for the plane because i can't pack fast enough. i always wake up in a panic until i slowly realize that i don't have any plane rides scheduled.
so i just looked up a possible interpretation for this dream, based on information from what seems to be a very reliable site. packing for a big trip means that something big is about to happen in your life, some significant change. but packing and unpacking and repacking and general unsettled feelings about the packing process means that there is a lot of chaos in your life.
i should have known.