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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at USF chapter.

Every new year it is the same old thing. Make resolutions, keep them for a couple weeks and then discard because you realize you were trying to do too much too fast. Now I am not saying that resolutions are bad or that we shouldn’t have them. I think they work as great guidelines and motivators for the new year, but I think that sometimes a softer more generalized approach is warranted! Sometimes the year brings too much with it and easing into what we want is easier on us.

Usually I have a whole list of things I want to change and I try to motivate myself by saying, “This is going to be my year.” This year, it was a little different. Around November I started being attracted to butterflies. I have never been particularly obsessed with these beautiful creatures, just thought, “Oh they are pretty,” but this was different. I couldn’t really pinpoint my new obsession until my partner and I were talking in December about what we wanted for the new year and he used the word metamorphosis. This impacted me. As soon as I heard those words , I knew what I wanted for the new year. I knew I wanted metamorphosis for 2023. 

What is metamorphosis? Metamorphosis is defined as a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means. When I say I want this for myself I don’t mean I want to completely change. I think I have worked hard on the person I am and continue to become and I am proud of her, but I also acknowledge that there are some changes that need to be made overall. For this year, I decided to not have a particular goal, just look at my goals as a whole. I want absolute change in the areas of my life where certain things do not serve me anymore and that’s okay. I think sometimes we get comfortable in a space and it is easy to reject change, but this year around, I am embracing it. I am embracing metamorphosis however fast or slow it may come, but I am going to enjoy every second of it.

Alondra is a bright, smiley, cow-loving student majoring in Psychology and minoring in both biology and philosophy. She is also a pharmacy technician and hopes to one day become a doctor. On her day to day she is running from one place to another and being vocal about her activism. Alondra tends to be a busy bee and also a social butterfly. When she's not busy you will find her in a hammock and hanging out with her friends or family. She is also a proud puertorican, a libra , a Halloween fanatic and a mom to a lovely pitbull mix named Bella Rose