I believe it was the WNET ladies that introduced me to Neil Gaiman so it should not surprise me that Robyn posted his New Year wish on her blog. I wanted to remind myself of this quote and share it with you as well. He has a beautiful way with words and I suggest you read his previous wishes, because they are just as fabulous.
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.
2012 is going to be a year filled of new beginnings for Gary and I. Gary made the decision to leave Rue Morgue at the end of December and officially began a career as a freelance artist on January 1st. I am so excited to for him and I can not wait to see what he creates. I have no doubt it will take my breath away.
For me, I think 2012 is going to mean a lot more involvement in both the fashion and technical communities. I want to start blogging more often here and over at Brain Lava, where I discuss web design related topics. I am also planning on attending more events so that I have the opportunity to meet people that will ramble on just as much as I do about certain topics. On a more personal note, I am hoping to watch a lot more live music in 2012. Experiencing a live band for the first time with Gary is one of my favourite things in the world so it is something I want to happen more often.
Normally I keep my wishes to myself but I thought I would try something different this year. What about you? Any exciting plans for 2012?
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