I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.


“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

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  1. wow – that image is now forever burned into my brain (i am quite afraid of doing that, tho, so please forgive me, mr. gaiman, if i don’t go up on a tightrope with my parasol this year!) but it will hopefully inspire me to accomplish other scary things – happy new year!

  2. What a fabulous way of looking at ‘mistakes’! This goes along real well,with my resolution of being more supportive (less critical ) of myself. I will be changing and learning.
    Thanks, Jen! *Gem*

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