A Butterfly Emerges

I love butterflies. The reason i love them is because i compare myself to a butterfly. Before it becomes a beautiful butterfly, it undergoes many stages. The metamorphosis of a butterfly is amazing. From an egg, to a caterpillar, to a chrysalis then it emerges into a beautiful butterfly ready to spread its wings and fly.
I was once a shy and over protected young lady. My parents were so overprotective. They gave me the comforts in life. I never learned how to do things. They were all done for me. So i was a person that just flowed with the tide.
When i was in high school, i always compare myself to the other girls in my school. To me, they were all smarter than i was. I never tried to excel in high school. Although at the end of the year i saw that my grades were good. But i still did not get the top spot. So i did not believe in myself. I thought, i was not a smart girl and that i was a nobody.
When i went to college, i began to excel in my school but still i was just one of them.
But when i started working, it was my time shine and be the best that i could be. My first boss believed in me so i had to live up to her expectations. I had to do things that i never imagined i could do. I started believing in myself. Then people started believing in me. I gained my self confidence. From then on, i learned to be the best that i can be for the world. I tried everything that people my age would feel inadequate of doing. I became more technical, i tried everything that i could hold on too. I tried experimenting and i did not fail myself. I proved people that i was not only good enough but the best. I got awards and achievements in my job.
But amidst all those successes, i had to make a decision. A decision that i will forever treasure – and that was to be a full time Mom to my three young boys and a submissive and caring wife. That decision made me who i am today. A fulfilled wife and mother.
Today, to further enhance myself and to keep on learning, I enrolled in a mentoring program for on line marketing, blogging and working as a virtual assistant. I also do stock market investments. And most of all., I am so proud to say that I am now an ARTIST – a painter.
So now, we can see that from a small cocoon a butterfly emerges.
Let us continue believing in ourselves that the BEST is yet to come.
And that no matter how old we are – we can still learn new things.

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This painting was an inspiration by a dear friend here in Jakarta. She gave me a picture of a butterfly. That picture made me paint this beautiful butterfly that i call my trademark. She even made a poem about My Pink Butterfly. But That’s another story to tell.

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