New Year Resolutions

Normally I steer clear of making up boundaries or aims that in all likelihood will be consumed by life and routine. However this year I found myself inspired by a post by Neil Gaiman (yeah the tumblr/author chap), which goes:

“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.”

You can read the rest of the post in his journal, so that leaves me with nothing else to say but ….

May we all make glorious mistakes in 2014 and the years to come.

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