“Just when the caterpillar thought life was over, she began to fly.”
I’ve had a few “caterpillar moments” in my life. There have been many times that I thought the world was ending just to find myself transformed into something I never could have imagined.
I chose this quote for today’s Monday Motivation because last week was the third week of extreme exhaustion for me. It started with a cold before Christmas, but it lingered long after all other symptoms were over. I saw my doctor about it last week and did blood work. I was negative for Mono. My Vitamin D level was good. My thyroid was on the low side of normal even though I’ve been on a prescription. I did miss a few days while I was sick but she didn’t think that would be enough to affect it. So we upped my dose. Meanwhile, I began sleeping 20 hours a day. For the first time since becoming a parent, I was falling asleep just after getting my kids to bed. I never had this sort of exhaustion before starting thyroid medication when I was truly low so I was skeptical of that being the culprit.
On Saturday, January 10, in my lucid hour or two, I was researching what on earth could be going on with my body. I’m not the sort to believe every scary thing I read on the Internet, but I remained concerned that this was the start of a different condition. What was I going to do if this had to be my new normal? I need to be awake more than 3 or 4 hours a day!
On Sunday, I woke up feeling better than I have in weeks. I’m still being careful to not overdo it. However, I think I’m emerging from my chrysalis and am ready to fly. My wings will be weak at first, but slowly they’ll get stronger. Apparently the world wasn’t ending after all, and I guess my body just needed a lot of rest. I’m not sure what the final transformation will be, but I look forward to seeing the end result.
Have you ever had a caterpillar to butterfly moment?