It’s time to metamorphosize

My dictionary gives several meanings of the word metamorphosis. Some meanings are zoological, others downright witchy and spooky but the one I singled out means a complete change of character, appearance, etc.

I’m starting to get uncomfortable with my situations and a lot of other aspects in my life. I believe discomfort is not a bad thing because it means it is time for me to grow as a person – to become a better me. I still love my life, my family and all the things that matter to me, and that will never change, but I feel like I’m not living at my optimum. Hence the need for metamorphosis.

I am opening myself to a life shift like a butterfly does. Remember your biology lessons? Butterflies go through a life cycle known as complete metamorphosis. The stages of their life cycle include: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

It is not an easy process. Sometimes I doubt my ability to go through it. And most difficult for me is the patience to go through it. I wish it were like instant coffee or pesa pap but it is not. This however should not and is not a deterrence. Like a butterfly, I will not go into a cocoon.

Some may wonder why I didn’t go through the process in January, the proverbial renewal month. But I’m no ordinary girl, you knooow! And sometimes, metamorphosis just happens to you. This is the time that I feel is right for me. This is the time time that somehow I am aligning to resources and people to help and guide me through the process. This is the time when the discomfort feels right. This is it.

Kenya, a land of  butterflies. A photo I took at the Kenya National Museum.


Choose courage instead of letting your fear choose your future for you! 
~Melissa Kirk


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