“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.”
I’m sure I’ll have a list of new (old) goals and resolutions before the day is out.
I’m big on fresh starts, turning over a new leaf, beginning again.
As a child, I was the one – when things didn’t go as planned – crying, “Let’s start over!”
Certainly there are encounters I wish I could re-do. Days that could have been better spent.
Hell, there are entire chapters of my life I wish I could over-write!
My list, I’m sure, will reflect all of that. More patience, organization, devotion to heath and heart and spirit, more letter writing…less sloth, mindlessness and temper.
For this moment, on this first morning of 2013, though, I want to sit here at peace with myself.
I want to embrace this person that I am, with all of my short-comings and all of my flaws.
I want to be comfortable with my mistakes, past, present and future.
I want to love myself for the flawed, good-hearted being that I am, nothing more.
May you find it, too!