Happy New Years America! Wishing everyone a Peaceful and Prosperous 2017!
And remember that it's always ok to make your mistakes - be it today, next year, whenever. That is the best opportunity to learn, grow and improve. :) Below is one of my favorite New Year quotes from educator, author and extraordinaire Neil Gaiman (currently on a 5 year professorship appointment at Bard College from 2014 to 2019).
“Cheers to the New Year and to everyone making mistakes, improving on it and becoming better people!" ~ Gloria Buono-Daly, blogger, inventor and mistake-maker :)
“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, “Professor in the arts at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (appointment from 2014-2019), author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.
Photo of Neil Gaiman courtesy of Open Rights Group, November 19, 2012; Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOFDHEYvpwU&list=UUtZBMVI7r8HMHsTUkdrRABw&index=18; Author: Open Rights Group