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May Your New Year Be Full of Mistakes!

The New Year is a great time to reflect on what you have accomplished in 2013 and what you want to create in 2014! As you begin your time of reflection, I want to share this message from author Neil Gaiman:

“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.”

Get your New Year off to a good start and be sure to join us on January 14 in the Auditorium at Main for a motivating presentation by Paulette Cunningham, "It's Time for Personal and Professional Renewal!" Register online. (see related events)


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