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Mistakes

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“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
-Dalai Lama XIV

This quote reminds me of a new year message I shared with my friends that I’m, in true Taryn fashion, sharing with you a bit belated.

Mistakes, losses, changes…all consistent attributes in any persons life, but I guess being the eternal optimist I am, I rarely remember, fixate, or find myself debilitated because of their ever coming and going presence.

In retrospect though, they’ve all led to another path in this labyrinth of a life that I’m ever grateful for.

So as another being so eloquently put into words, I too hope for many mistakes for you and me in 2013:

“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

 

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  1. Yes! If you’re not making mistakes, you are not living life fully enough. Thanks for this beginning of the year reminder. Hugs, KS

    01/12/2013
  2. Hello
    I am a journalist from The Times (London) and I am also a grief blogger. I lost my baby the day he was born and I’ve written about it for the past two years. I am now writing a feature for my newspaper on grief blogging and I would love to include your blog. Would I be able to send over some questions? I don’t have much time as I need to file the piece by Monday. My email address is alicelouiseolins@gmail.com (I am a freelancer since my loss). I look foward to hearing from you. Alice

    01/23/2013

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