The best part of having my recent surgery will be a transformed me, brand new and improved. There are definitely times when I’d like that to be as quick and simple as a Fairy Godmother waving her magic wand over me. I’d be happy to jump right to being transformed and skip over the process of transformation.
Transformation takes time; it is not instantaneous. I am part way through multiple weeks of renewal after surgery. The surgery was a big step in the process but having it did not transform me. The surgery marked the beginning of my transformation journey.
There are steps sideways and backwards within the overall forward movement of any transformation. It’s not a steady, linear progression. My doctor warned me that physical healing has good days followed by days when energy is lower and discomfort more. And she was right.
I don’t have a Fairy Godmother for assistance but I’m not really needing a coach or glass slippers. What does help is my Mom spending time with me, homemade soup and brownies from a friend, calls from my sister, and supportive thoughts and interactions from many other people. “It takes a village” applies to transformation too!
If this transformation is like others that I’ve experienced, the end will be much less marked than the beginning. One day I’ll realize that I’ve been feeling fit for a while and that the new and improved me is already the everyday me.
We manifest transformation (without Fairy Godmothers 🙂 ) every day. A transformation might be started by a small event like a new hair cut or a new car. Or a big event may be the trigger: a relationship change, a newly empty nest, a move, a death, or a new job. Big and small we journey through the transformations and are transformed.