Well hey there! Its me! The 7:00pm coffee drinking, Game of Thrones loving, positivity vibe throwing Amazing Alex. I want to follow up with you about my previous blog. You know the one titled New Year new me! Its a summarization of the important three C’s: consistency, commitment and consciousness. How do you get past planning the three C’s and taking action towards them? Well you evolve. Evolving reminds me of a butterfly. When I was in the second grade, my entire class got a chance to take care of butterflies and watch them evolve.
My butterfly name was Sparkle………yes Sparkle, in my mind she was a girl. When my teacher handed me my jar, I only saw an egg on a leaf; I still remember the confused look on my face. When my teacher told me that she was giving us butterflies, at the time, I didn’t know we were going to start at the very beginning. Every day I would race to my classroom to see if Sparkle was flying around in the jar, and everyday I was disappointed when I saw that she was still an egg. A few weeks later, Sparkle was a caterpillar.
I was growing impatient, I wanted Sparkle to have her wings already but all she did was crawl around in the jar, eat all the leaves, and shed her skin. I’m not going to pretend like my teacher didn’t tell me how the evolution of a butterfly worked, she did, and I also read about it in our science book. For me, I just wanted to see instant results, a butterfly. Well, Sparkle stayed in her cocoon for another two weeks before she decided to be a butterfly.
My teacher told us once they became butterflies that we had to set them free. The sun was bright, and we were the only class outside to release our butterflies. I opened my jar, but Sparkle didn’t fly off right away. She landed on my hand and opened her wings than flew away.
Evolution is mysterious; Sparkle evolved from a caterpillar to a butterfly because that is what they do genetically. People can evolve as well, through patience, consistency, commitment and the consciousness to want to change. Thoughts are merely goals that turn into action through our behavior. If you want to evolve just do it. When you are ready and willing to strive to be better you will do better getting you closer to your most amazing self.