I've never been one to make New Years Resolutions, Partially because in my mind, they aren't things that people stick to, but I believe that Mr. Gaiman got it right when he started creating his New Year's Wishes, the one below is one of my favorites, I come back to it whenever I can because sometimes, you need to remember that its alright to make a mistake. This past year has been a year of stagnation for me. 2012 was a year of firsts.... a year of loss which caused me to spend most of 2013 trying to make up for those losses. If I'm being completely honest, I think some part of me just decided to give up that year. I stopped caring, stopped trying, stopped feeling. I was reckless in a lot of ways: with my heart and with my mind. I wasn't pushing myself creatively, spiritually, or physically. I spent too much time on the internet, or in bed and not enough out in the world, in 2013, I lost myself. So my goal for 2014 is to live, fully and deeply and passionately. I want to discover what it is I love about art again, so that's what I'm going to do.
Happy New Year to You and Yours.
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.