The Always Insightful Words of Neil Gaiman

When Neil Gaiman writes a New Year’s wish on his blog, it’s always golden. (If you haven’t read CORALINE or THE GRAVEYARD BOOK or STARDUST or ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS, fix that immediately.)

Here’s the link to this year’s journal post, which highlights all of the others he’s written throughout the years.

I particularly love 2010’s:

“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.”

4 thoughts on “The Always Insightful Words of Neil Gaiman

  1. I love this so much because I often ruminate what I could’ve done and should do to prevent mistakes. I’m about to attend a leadership conference and it’s new, far away, and full of strangers but Gaiman’s words comfort me.

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    • I understand. We spend so much time trying to make sure we don’t make mistakes. Our school systems tend to hold all of our mistakes against us and that can often make us loathe to try new things. I hope your leadership conference winds up being a fun time! (Something tells me you’ll be surrounded by outgoing people, so you’ll be bound to make some new friends.)

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      • I really hope so because the people are what makes or breaks the experience. I come from such a different background that I wonder if I can interact well enough with them. But I do look forward to those 6 days!

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