Happy New Year!
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’s Wish for 2012
Because I am nowhere near the writer that he is and he just puts everything into perspective to me. And somehow the hardest advice is always the simplest “Do It”. 2012 will be a transitional year for me and this year would be the reflection of what I worked hard for in 2011. I don’t expect much from the world this year to be honest, although I am expecting a lot from myself this time around. But I do think that, in the end, 2012 will be what we make of it.
So again, Happy New Year to all of us! May this year, 2012, be a magical and wondrous year for all and here’s to you my darlings! Chin up. Keep your head held high. We made it and hopefully we made our last mistakes before midnight kicked in last year. Let’s light up the world on fire this time, and be kinder and wiser. Thank you for being there with me with year. Cheers, cheers, cheers!
It’s been too long.
By the principle of force majeure—the calamity that was the December NLE—I felt I needed to remove most of myself from my usual routine and activities. I found it hard to write with all my anxieties piling up for a month and a half, which also resulted in a somewhat crippling state and I’ve been in my most erratic moods since senior year.
That was all last year but everything I do this year would depend on the exams. I just want the pain to be the over and I hope and pray we’ll be given what is due for us.
2012, please be GOOD to me.