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All Things “F” for February

The month of February has already dawned on us. One month into the new year, it’s definitely time to once again sit down and re-evaluate if what you’re doing will help get you to where you need and want to be by the end of this year.


But, before that, let’s consider everything else that the month of February stands for.


  1. Forget it. Love? Forget it. 

Many people I know are, once again, consciously forgetting that Valentine’s Day exists. I don’t blame them. For those of us that don’t have anyone to celebrate with, truly truly don’t fret. A significant other is not the end all be all.


2. Flip it. 

Whatever it is you don’t like about yourself, this is the perfect month to flip it. Mind you, I’m not saying fix it. There is not an ounce of you that needs to be fixed. You are not a broken machine. You are a soul that can be and do whatever you want to. Flip a page and stop hesitating to be whatever you want to be.


3. Forgive.

Suitably, as the month of love, there is no need to go searching for love in any manner. That being said, it isn’t a terrible idea to start to nourish and grow love in your life. Forgive, forgive yourself if that’s what you need to do. Forgive her or him or the person who has so deeply wounded you, if that’s what you need to do. Harboring any sort of resentment will only deepen the chasm of ugliness in your day to day life. 

What word for February is your word of the month? Dwell on it.



Melody A. Chang

UC Berkeley '19

As a senior undergraduate, I seek out all opportunities that expand my horizons, with the aim of developing professionally and deepening my vision of how I can positively impact the world around me. While most of my career aims revolve around healthcare and medicine, I enjoy producing content that is informative, engaging, and motivating.  In the past few years, I have immersed myself in the health field through working at a private surgical clinic, refining my skills as a research assistant in both wet-lab and clinical settings, shadowing surgeons in a hospital abroad, serving different communities with health-oriented nonprofits, and currently, exploring the pharmaceutical industry through an internship in clinical operations.  Career goals aside, I place my whole mind and soul in everything that I pursue whether that be interacting with patients in hospice, consistently improving in fitness PR’s, tutoring children in piano, or engaging my creativity through the arts. Given all the individuals that I have yet to learn from and all the opportunities that I have yet to encounter in this journey, I recognize that I have much room and capacity for growth. Her Campus is a platform that challenges me to consistently engage with my community and to simultaneously cultivate self-expression. 
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