Happy New Year!

A bit belated, but still.

I have yet another lists of, for a better term than resolutions, goals I hope to meet this year. I had a few from last year, the list did not get finished. This year seems a bit more plausible to happen, especially since most is working to my goal of traveling next summer. I may not even have to work over this summer, if all goes well. I didn’t bother adding ‘finish writing a book’ this time around, since I kind of sort of have to for my Jan Term class. So that’s the extra push that might actually have me finish, since I do not want to be a ‘wannabe writer’ my whole life long. I’m not so worried about not being able to meet certain goals this year, since, like I said, they seem more meetable.

Except for the whole ‘take more risks’ thing…but saving up to go to another country next year on my lonesome is a bit out of the norm… So maybe that counts.

I find it interesting how, when people look to the future, it’s so vastly different from how it truly is. This idea falls into resolutions and other such things, since we say we’ll do something but don’t do. (My saving is not one of those times, I swear I’m doing it!) But it also falls under all those movies that guessed at how these years would be. One of the most popularly mentioned ones is Back to the Future 2. Why? Because it’s set in 2015. So, if we go off that, we’re supposed to dress entirely ridiculously (though some of our styles are near to that in some ways). We also should have hoverboards. Though every last generation has been waiting for that flying car since forever, and we’ve all lacked it. The one thing they seem to have right is video-communication being widespread. And, well, it is in general.

Though another way that it is different, involves how children see the future. I know that at least my friends and I when we were little would look at the people on TV and in movies and think ‘I’ll dress like that when I’m a teenager/twenty/thirty/etc.’, but, of course, when we reached that age group, the styles were so far out of time. That doesn’t stop me, really, if I could find more of what I wanted, I would. I’m already halfway there with fishnets, boots, and this skirt and sweater set I have. But, still, in general, the styles most of us were waiting to wear, aren’t really easy to find. Unless you do some serious mix and matching to make it how you want. And some things, especially some 80’s style clothing, will stick out like a sore thumb. If you’re like me, that’s absolute torture. If it weren’t for that, I would probably mix 80’s and 90’s and semi-Victorian era and maybe 20’s style clothing. Not all at once, but still.

So, when you imagine fashion as a child, generally, it will be different even just in those ten or twenty years. Styles recycle, yes, but there’s always a small difference. Like capes. Capes are a thing again, but not for the purpose they were so many years ago; which was warmth, not appearance. With that small change of need, the coloring and such changes. Mini skirts have changed, too. Much less often are they animal skin print, but rather solid block colors.

All in all, even the smallest aspects of the future are difficult to predict. You can try, but things move slower than we hope, like hover cars. And some things move faster, like phones and computers.I’m interested in what this year, and the next many years, will bring. I hope for good changes, but my realistic side says that will be more difficult than changing clothing styles.

For now, I’ll just stick to getting my hair cut to how my little five-year old self always dreamed of.

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