Happy New Year!

8 Jan

I’ve been debating how I want to celebrate the opening of this year…

Today I read a journal entry from the remarkable Neil Gaiman that summed up perfectly what I’ve been trying to get at.

NEIL GAIMAN 2014

“I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.

And for this year, my wish for each of us is small and very simple.Β And it’s this:Β 

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.”

Here’s to mistakes, growth, creation and a delicious 2014 for all of us.

xxx

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One Response to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Bruce Esplin January 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    Like it a lot! Planning to create lots of things that didn’t exist before!!

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