Happy New Year! Now Go On and Make Some Mistakes...

I'm not a big New Year's resolution person. I believe in making resolutions when the moment strikes. Change will let you know when it needs to happen. And I've found that Change doesn't care if it's New Year's or any other time of the year. I am, however, a big fan of using New Year's for a good psychic clearing. And for giving yourself the opportunity to have a fresh start.

I came across this quote this morning and immediately adored it. Mistakes usually have a negative connotation. We view them as bad...things we want to avoid at all cost. We think making mistakes means we aren't good enough, smart enough, strong enough, brave enough, etc., etc. But actually, it's quite the opposite. Mistakes are opportunities. 

‎"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, here's to making lots of mistakes. Not just in 2013, but for the rest of our lives.

Happy New Year!