The topic that's been the most reoccurring for me in this, the everlasting month of January, has been "goals". Long term goals, short term goals, what are your goals, and so on. It's par for the course in a way seeing as many of us take the new year as a time to reset the clock and hone in. The difference this year, for me, might be that I'm actually internalizing and responding to that question.
I was having a conversation with a friend recently and we somewhat passively mentioned how important it is to have goals. Not to impress anyone else or pressure yourself, or even to make yourself a "productive member of society." (Have we gotten comfortable enough to say that life shouldn't be about constantly "producing" under capitalism?) Goals are important because when it comes down to it, the only person who gives yourself a future is you. There are numerous factors which decide the trajectory of your life, including but not limited to systemic oppression, personal hardships and that. But this isn't about how your future happens, it's about what you want to see in it when you think about it. And goals don't have to be about deciding the rest of your life or even ten years down the line, but they are about having things you want to see for yourself.
I guess there are a lot of reasons why I never really fleshed out certain interpretations of a "goal" in my mind, but I just thought I'd share.
To take a step back from all this goal talk, can we shed a little light on this perfect blue coat? I've developed an indisputable obsession with statement coats over the last few years, but it's been game over for me since teddy coats came on trend. Last winter, I fell in love with this classic brown teddy coat from Shein, and once again found myself shelling out a few for another in a beautiful new color this winter. I styled both of them in a new IGTV video--click through to my Instagram to see five ways to style coats this season! (both shearling and otherwise.)