Happy New Year!
I share with you a quote that I first came across a couple years back. Since then, I have read it and re-read it at the start of every year. Every year, as the year passes, it slowly becomes less and less prevalent on my mind and before I know it, the fearlessness of allowing myself to make mistakes dilutes. Nonetheless, I find it inspiring to revisit the quote each year and every year, the fearlessness of allowing myself to make mistakes sticks a bit more and more. Here’s to you and me allowing ourselves to make many glorious mistakes in 2018.
" I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever."
- Neil Gaiman