My New Year’s Resolution: Make New Mistakes. Lots of them.

Once again, Kind Readers, you are spared my own musings because something way more inspiring landed on my screen. Here’s fantasy/horror/YA author Neil Gaiman’s New Year’s wish for us all:

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.

Love this! My thanks to my dear friend, Daryl Nash (chaos_sleeps) for putting this on my screen. He must have known I needed to hear this.

1 thought on “My New Year’s Resolution: Make New Mistakes. Lots of them.

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