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.