We have a chrysalis attached to our trash can.
They’re all over our yard, but this one in particular is attached to a garbage can that gets hoisted up and over an industrial trash truck by mechanical arm.
The lid slams open, trash bags come roaring out, and the can is slammed back down on the street.
And the chrysalis remains.
That is one badass butterfly. When it emerges, we expect it to be wearing leather and riding a Harley.
What was it thinking?
I admire this caterpillar who claimed such an unlikely spot for its transformation.
It reminds me of you, this woman who doesn’t follow the crowd, carving your own path out of spit and vinegar, insisting on learning peace through stamina.
Someone who isn’t afraid to be a little controversial.
You know there’s a better future for you, you keep seeing it in your dreams.
You have a vision, no matter how foggy, of what your life could be. Even when you’ve been pulled off track by circumstances or family or health, you keep seeing that dream just ahead, don’t you?
Like a caterpillar who transforms itself into something entirely new. Where before it could only crawl, now it can fly.
Because it wasn’t afraid to attach its chrysalis to something scary.
That dream in your heart is real.
And if it exists, there is a way to achieve it. You were designed and created for more than you are doing right now and, even though you are scared to step out, you must.
You must step out in faith.
Fear is normal for everyone, no matter who they are, and no matter how much chutzpah they appear to have. Everyone. Is. Scared.
But fear is an illusion. Like fog, it tends to diminish as you move toward it.
Don’t be like everyone else – afraid to look foolish, cause a ruckus, or try something new.
Don’t be afraid to do or say something if it helps you stand in your light.
Turn toward your fear. Transform yourself into something delightfully unexpected.
Be the badass butterfly.