2013 is going to be the year of mistakes

This morning I came across a quote by the oh-so-talented and super hot, Neil Gaiman, that I really love: _48034224_neilgaiman

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

So this year, I am going to make mistakes— in my writing, in  my friendships, in my family. But in making these mistakes, I will learn and become a better writer, better friend and better wife and mother. Then I’ll make even greater mistakes next year. Maybe I’ll try writing a romance story, or sci-fi thriller. I’ll step out of my comfort zone to market my books. I’ll try new recipes and eat different foods. The possibilities are endless.

I will encourage my children to make the most glorious mistakes possible, too. And we will have the greatest year ever, knowing we are willing to screw-up, to push ourselves to new places and greater challenges.

I am looking forward to a wonderful, mistake-filled year.

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3 responses to “2013 is going to be the year of mistakes

  1. Can’t wait to make some mistakes with you.

  2. Oh, my gosh! So I’m not the only one who thinks that Neil Gaiman is “super hot.” 😀

    Love your post! What is life without mistakes, right?

    Best,
    Jhobell Kristyl
    http://bookmavenpicks.wordpress.com/

  3. Thanks for sharing this quote! What an amazingly freeing way to look at life. And it was actually very timely for me. I’ve always wanted to learn the cello. I ordered one as my Christmas present and it came last night. I was just looking at it, wondering if I’d gone nuts. Now I can pick it up and learn without fear. (Though my neighbors may learn fear…)

    So learning to play the cello will be the first of many glorious mistakes this year!

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