Know that when you feel like life will never go back to being as good as it once was it is because it never will. This is because it is in the process of becoming better. Every caterpillar has to spend a time in the darkness before it becomes a butterfly. For each one, things start out simple. Life is lived day to day, no task other than to take it all in. Then there comes a time when you know that things are no longer going to stay the same. Changes surround you completely and you shut yourself away from the world, because you need some time to figure out what and who you truly are. Sometimes that darkness and solitude are so overwhelming that you want to shrink to nothing. But this is not the end. You are to become something so much more. The day will come when you are ready. On that day, you'll greet the world having transformed into something that you never thought you were capable of being. Something magnificent and wonderful. And then you'll know that it was worth the short trip through the dark. Just wait it out, hold on, and know that you are capable of something impossible.
One Day, I intend to fly away. And from that vantage point, I will realize that I had only ever crawled.