So 2013 is upon us. Unlucky for some, lucky for others. 2012 promised us anarchy and apocalypse. Neither of which happened. We had the olympics, paralympics the US presidency race and a royal wedding. The queen’s jubilee was snuck in there too. We also lost a few good people, Dennis Avner, Patrick Moore and Neil Armstrong.
On a more personal level I struggled to overcome my battle with my eating disorder, lost a considerable amount of weight and generally improved my life. I made new friends, lost old ones and kept those I had aquired in previous years. My confidence rebuilt and I began to become the person I wanted to be. 2013 for me holds the year I work more on that person. A model portfolio for being a professional kitten as well as improve sales in my online store. It’s the year I try to do one thing a month i’ve not done before. January already has me being spontaneous, and for an avid planner that was hard. Burlesque and corsetry courses are on the list too.
2013 for some may be the year of love. A time to find what you’ve been looking for, and as one of my favourite people Neil Gaiman said in 2011 “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.”