Thought for the New Year

As I say goodbye to the old year and hello to a new one, I’m keeping these words in mind

Julie Borden

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Photo by Bob Brewer on Unsplash

Wise words from Jennifer Wright:

People talk about caterpillars becoming butterflies as though they just go into a cocoon, slap on wings, and are good to go. Caterpillars have to dissolve into a disgusting pile of goo to become butterflies. So, if you’re a mess wrapped up in blankets right now, keep going.

I was first drawn to this quote because of the messiness factor — its point that growth, development, and change are anything but neat and tidy. If you look pretty getting there, you’re probably doing it wrong.

I also love how it highlights the simple idea of latency. It’s an insight I discovered in my own life, and now try to pass on to my clients.

Stuck? In a slump? Don’t get caught up in fear that it will never end. It might be just the opposite. What if it means you are gearing up for greatness?

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Julie Borden

Social worker, therapist, reader, writer, head-in-the-clouds dreamer, awed by most everything. (She/her) Reach me at JulieBordenLCSW@gmail.com.