I read this quote by Neil Gaiman and found it lovely and inspirational. It seemed appropriate considering the circumstances, and can also serve as a reminder when I’m on the edge of completely falling apart over a botched t-shirt tie dye job, or turning into the 5’1″ rendition of Godzilla and destroying everything in my path in the hopes of making myself feel better -beware everything in reach without a step stool-.
Mistakes are part of being human. I know that I will make an insane amount of them, not only with the projects I attempt to conquer and share on here, but on a daily basis -cuz I already do-. And that’s ok. Our mistakes are what shape us; some may build us up, others can be crushing, but it’s how we handle the moments after that are telling of our character. Don’t make excuses about them – that’s not going to change anything. Accept them. Learn from them. Embrace them.
That being said, always check your fly….
“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