Welcome and thank you for visiting.
I am so grateful that you found me. Chances are, you are feeling alone, maybe desperate, or possibly not sure how to help a loved one through depression and anxiety. Or maybe you’ve been inspired by my passion for photography, or recently discovered Perimenopausal Babes. I trust visiting for a while will inspire you and help you feel not so alone.
Who am I?
My name is Lee Horbachewski, in 2004, I spiralled down into the dark pit of both depression and anxiety, which led me to be hospitalized in a psychiatric ward and resulted in numerous attempts on my life.
Thankfully, I am here today… alive and well, filled with gratitude that I chose life.
I am authentic, loving, loyal, generous, grateful and kind.
I love giving and receiving warm, caring & genuine hugs, and am extremely passionate about helping others feel not alone.
Photography is my passion, it has helped me step out of the darkness and has taught me that when it’s dark, I adjust the settings and there is light!
Most importantly, I am a Mom to two beautiful daughters, a loving wife, daughter, sister and loyal friend.
And did I tell you how much I love butterflies?
So much so, I have a beautiful butterfly with the words Serenity and Purpose permanently etched on my shoulder.
Why am I so passionate about butterflies and the transformation from caterpillar, to chyrsalis to butterfly?
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly.” ~Proverb
The Chrysalis was introduced to me years ago, by my then 6 year old daughter. As my daughter eagerly took me through the Calgary Zoo Butterfly Sanctuary, with glee and excitement she explained the chrysalis to me and what it was all about. I have studied and researched the beautiful transformation and have seen this play out in my own personal journey…
The Caterpillar: a time of Growth
As the caterpillar suspends itself, life is dependent on the grip of two hind claspers. The basic template of the chrysalis is evolving from the “caterpillar that once was” to the “butterfly that will be.”
The Chrysallis: a time of Change
Everything has its plan, purpose and function. About two weeks go by from the time the caterpillar turned into the chrysalis. The inward workings have been orchestrating the makings of the destine butterfly to come. As the butterfly colors become vibrantly clear, time of emergence is at hand.
The Butterfly: a time of Emergence
As the butterfly slips free of the Chrysalis, it’s abdomen is large and filled with fluid it must pump into its wings. It twists side to side to help the transfer of fluid into the wings. As the wings become fully expanded they are very soft and vulnerable, the butterfly folds the wings together and hangs freely, vertically and downward. Within two hours, the butterfly can take the first flight of freedom.
Where are you in your life?
Are you in the process of growth, change or emergence?