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Daring to Live a Life Different Than My Past

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

I'm going to get scientific for a moment. Don't worry, this won't happen often. I love history way more than science. In fact, I had to Google this to make sure I got it right. We can't start off our relationship with misinformation, right?

In the Chrysalis

The life cycle of the butterfly is way more amazing than what our elementary school teachers told us. Apparently, when a caterpillar hatches from its egg, all the parts(eyes, wings, legs, etc) needed to become a mature butterfly are present; we just can't see them. Once inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar digests itself, releasing enzymes to dissolve all its tissues. During this time, the caterpillar becomes a pile of goo with the butterfly parts floating inside. During the miracle of metamorphosis, rapid cell division starts and a butterfly is formed. That's the short, simple version. It's way more amazing that we were taught, isn't it? You can read more about it here.

So What?

So, what does this have to do with me and my blog? EVERYTHING!! I've never been reduced to a literal puddle of good, but I've been in the darkness. I've been stuck waiting for the pieces to fit together "just right" so I could be whole again. I've been through my own version of metamorphosis and emerged beautiful and strong. I'm just glad I was born with everything I needed already inside me.

I've gotten a little ahead of myself, haven't I? There's just so much to tell you. Like an onion, my story has several layers. Thinking about it, I've been reduced to that yucky puddle of goo four major times in my life. All four times, the most recent one in the last year, I've been able to emerge from the situation stronger and more beautiful. And when I talk about beauty, I do not mean external beauty. I've become a better person on the inside because of all I've been through. Instead of looking at these dark, yucky times as moments that broke me, I look at them as moments that made me whole again.

There I go, getting ahead fo myself again. In my next few posts, I'll peel away the layers and show you my metamorphosis. You'll learn about me and why I'm here. If you're stuck in a puddle of goo, you too can emerge from the darkness as something beautiful.

"Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful." ~author unknown

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