Life is change. Change is all-inclusive, and the fact that everyone will eventually experience it is inevitable. It’s not that we experience change, but how we experience change that determines whether we soar or sink. When life hits you with change, there is always a choice to be made. You can choose to become the butterfly emerging from her cocoon, or you can choose to sink like the The Titanic.
I chose the butterfly.
BUTTERFLYWHEEL® is the combination of two symbols that represent change and transformation. The butterfly represents internal growth, while the wheel represents shifting out of destructive habits/mindsets and building momentum toward success.
My life coaching is a reflection of this, in that my clients are able to achieve internal and external growth simultaneously, maximizing their level of success.
When I was little, my grandpa called me butterfly crutches. When I would play outside on my braces and crutches, butterflies (which I love!) and other critters would end up landing on my clothes and on the shiny metal of my crutches. I would carry them inside with me, and they would flit around loose in the house.
After I transitioned to the wheelchair full time as an adult, I was trying to come up with a business name and I realized that the butterfly and the wheel were two very powerful symbols for me. They both represent transformation, and are perfect for me, because coaching can have an impact on us inside and out.
I was thinking about my grandpa one day, missing him and remembering him calling me butterfly crutches, and it all came together. I could give him a nod and go from butterfly crutches to butterfly wheel, and mold it into one powerful compound term to represent the powerful changes I want to make in my clients’ lives inside and out.
When I was creating the logo, I kept thinking about how people with disabilities sometimes feel like square pegs in round holes, and how we are labeled and put in boxes that don’t really fully define us as able, valuable people. With some focused action and confidence building, along with the refusal to let obstacles and others’ misconceptions get in our way, we can rise out of that limiting box. We can rise and reach for a Life Beyond Limits, gaining the momentum to transform our lives and the world around us into a world of opportunities that appreciates our value and abilities as full citizens of humanity.
BUTTERFLYWHEEL has a theme song! Click here to download the lyrics and click below to give it a listen!