Friday, January 1, 2016

I'm looking forward to your mistakes.

“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

Happy New Year! Let's do this, 2016.

For information on the Philadelphia Mummers, check out my post from yesterday. I hope you tune in to the live stream for a taste of a uniquely Philadelphia tradition if you're not in the area! Access the live feed of the parade here

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  1. yes yes yes, I love this. Happy new year, Steph; may 2016 bring you even more amazing adventures, lots of love and joy!

  2. Happy New Year, Steph! Here's to love, adventure, laughter, and all good things in 2016. Cheers to you! Have fun today! And good luck to MFD and all the Mummers.

  3. Some things we perceive as mistakes, may not seem like mistakes to others and vice versa.
    Mistakes lead to better things many times. Who the hell knows. Every day's a new day.
    That 100 years song resonates with me being in my 60th year! Happy, healthy, wealthy, and wise 2016 to all. Love, your Momma

  4. Very well said! Happy New Year!

  5. I love this so much! Happy New Year!

  6. This is a brilliant quote. Neil Gaiman is the man. Happy New Year!

  7. That's one of my favorite quotes. :)

    One of my friends just moved to Philly and posted pictures of Mummers. they were just as brilliant as yours... What a freaking cool tradition!!

  8. One of my favorite quotes ever! Cheers to a year full of the best kinds of mistakes.

  9. Happy New Year Steph!! Love this post! Hope you guys had a great holiday!!

  10. love this post! what a fabulous idea. bring on all the mistakes.

  11. um, Ferko looks like a blasty blast!!! I want to do something like that. What fun!! And nice job on your winterizing, that place looks really, really cute and in order! I'm sure spring will come fast. I can't wait to see all your spring/summer posts there!

  12. I was literally just talking to my boss about mistakes... he and I are both stepping into new, much more stressful roles and the mistakes scare us. What a great reminder!


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