Based on my own childhood from birth to the age of seven This is the first in a series about my journey through life, the struggle to shake off the shackles of my childhood and to become who I really am and the controller of my future destiny. Creating a life of beauty and happiness in the service to others. Born of the realisation that as we move through life, our existence changes in ways we could never envisage. I use the metaphor ‘Butterfly Boy’ as a butterfly starts life as a caterpillar becomes a chrysalis and then blossoms into a butterfly. The butterfly enjoys a freedom of movement and unlike the caterpillar and chrysalis is not restricted to by slow or none existent movement. Its two previous stages of development could never have imagined the world as it now sees it. Now able to move freely within the confines of nature, moving where it wills, exploring its wonderful gift of life with delight, filled with exhilaration by its new sense of liberty. Now having shook off those past restrictions able to search and learn at a faster pace than ever before.