Monday Motivation– Caterpillar Moments

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“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?

7 thoughts on “Monday Motivation– Caterpillar Moments

  1. Glad you’re feeling better, Rose. There are times when my body just puts me to bed for however many hours it needs. And I comply because I know that it’s healing…from something. As long as it heals, I’m okay with it. But I do have a tendency to get a little behind on other things, and that’s a bit aggravating. Apparently your body was healing, and that’s a good thing. Hope you continue doing well. ❤

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    1. The getting behind on other things bugs me some, but I have a very supportive husband. Although his new job position has him traveling during the week, he works hard on the weekend around the house cleaning and even cooking for me as well as caring for the kids. This week has been a bit rough for me as I’m trying to get back into a routine after all the weeks of sickness. I’m just telling myself not to push too hard or demand perfection. Throughout the MS ordeal I’ve had to learn to give myself grace.


      1. Good. I’m glad you realize caring for yourself is also important. I’m going into my third week of a bad cold (or possibly that flu going around) and am thoroughly irritated at getting behind. So I will learn to give myself some grace also. Hope you keep doing better. ❤

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