How many of you have watched a caterpillar change into a butterfly. What a dramatic transformation,before the caterpillar becomes a butterfly it looks like a worm , not very appealing. When people see it, they might think that this insect can never turn into something beautiful. But the caterpillar at some point begins to spin a cocoon that becomes its home in which it prepares for the hard work of transitioning into the butterfly and breaking out of its cocoon. The cocoon is warm, cosy and safe and it stays there until it is ready to emerge a transformed creature. If it emerges too soon,what you might get is a creature not quite formed. The moral of the story is don't try to run before you can walk, as difficult or confining as it may feel to be a teenager it is worth the wait to be transformed into something beautiful.
Excerpt from Finding Your Way Through The Maze