My boyfriend visited me this week and it was quite an emotional time. We hadn't seen each other in a while, and we are both working on a lot of personal stuff individually, which seemed especially amplified this week.
Last night, as we were going to sleep, I reflected on how emotional I had been over the last few days. And my boyfriend looked at me and said, "that means that you're growing."
What at an amazing statement, and so true. Growth doesn't happen overnight, and it doesn't always happen smoothly. It takes time and effort. It takes dedication. It takes emotional investment. It takes a lot. At this particular time in my life, so many things are changing and I'm learning so much about myself every day that it's no wonder that these times have been so emotionally charged.
In class the other day we watched as the caterpillar we had been keeping in our classroom emerged from its crysalis as an incredible monarch butterfly. The experience was transformative and nothing short of miraculous.
Human growth is equally miraculous, and can involve just as much turmoil. And the end result can be just as beautiful, too.
So if you are like me and going through an emotional moment in your life, or are feeling unstable or unsure of what the future will bring, know that this turbulence is the very thing that allows for the caterpillar to metamorphosize into a butterfly.
You too are a butterfly waiting to emerge. You just have some transforming to do, first.