No, this is still not one of my World of Winx reaction posts. It was gonna be, but I started off talking about this and found I had too much to say.
I feel like I haven’t been honest with you — or myself — these past couple years, so here comes the truth. I’m thinking about leaving the fanbase. Forever? I’m not sure. At least a few years.
No, I’m not tired of Winx Club yet. I’m tired of being surrounded by folks who’d rather look back than look ahead. Nostalgia has spread through the fanbase like the zombie virus, and I don’t wanna get infected.
When I say I’m looking forward to next season, I mean it. I’m looking forward. I don’t wanna dwell on what happened 3+ seasons ago — or even last season. If it’s got nothing to do with this season or the next, it’s old news.
This quote by Robert Tew sums up my feelings: “No matter how much you revisit the past, there’s nothing new to see.”
The past isn’t how things “should be” or “should have stayed.” It’s just how they were at one point in time. Yeah, it was great. So what? The future could be just as good — or better.
Here’s another way of looking at it. Seasons 2-4 were once future seasons. (I still remember the hype for them.) And Winx Club itself was once a future series that no one knew would be so successful. What if you hadn’t given it a chance? You never would have seen those moments you love so much now.
If you don’t stay open to something new and different — even if it’s not what you wanted — you may miss out on something better than you could have imagined. I learned that this semester.
When I was signing up for fall classes, I had my heart set on a specific professor for Business 101. I rearranged my schedule dozens of times just to make sure I’d be in her class. Why? She was the only professor I knew from the business department. I wanted to learn from someone I was already comfortable with.
I got into her class — but guess what happened? At last minute, they switched her out for some random adjunct. I was ticked. All that time and effort for nothing! Thanks a lot!
I thought about changing my schedule again, but in the end, I kept it the way it was. I’m glad I did. That random adjunct was the best professor I’ve ever had. He loved to shake the foundations of what you believe and really make you think, critically and creatively. I wish I could take his class again.
Anyway, back to my Winx dilemma.
Bottom line: I don’t wanna reminisce. I’m drawn to what’s new: new stories, new characters, new realms, and new concepts. That’s what I wanna talk about — how things are now and where they can go from here. This show still has so much potential.
That’s why I’ve decided to stay. I talked to some of my friends in the fanbase, and they reminded me I have a place here. You guys tell me all the time how much you love my blog, and I truly appreciate it. I’m glad my thoughts mean something to someone.
Expect a lot more posts about the future in…well, the future.