Goodness, it’s 2021….we hope this finds you better rested and grounded after a necessary break over the holidays. It is a new year, with the same pandemic, but the days are getting longer and cherry blossoms and hyacinths are starting to crack as part of our cyclical PNW “spring before actual spring”. I’m certain the rest of Canada is quite jealous.
As there is no preparation, no dress rehearsal for the year we are wrapping up and we have a fresh opportunity to move through the world with fresh eyes, open heart and hopeful spirit. At least if this finds you safe and healthy, you’re doing OK.
We figured these New Year’s wishes courtesy of magical and renowned author, Neil Gaiman would be especially fitting as we fumble through the start of 2021 in our ever changing circumstances:
And for this year, my wish for each of us is small and very simple.
And it’s this.
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.