“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.”
Come to the library in 2019 and let us help you to make lots of fantastic, amazing, awe-inspiring mistakes! Whether you experiment with thoughts and theories or the laser engraver or you dabble with a new social media site or poke around designing Excel spreadsheets—whatever it is you want to try out in the new year we invite you to come in and make lots and lots of fabulous mistakes.
Just like Neil Gaiman, we know they’ll lead you to growth. And really, when you get down to it, isn’t that what the appeal of each, fresh new year is? A fresh start with a wide, open space just begging for us to expand in all sorts of new directions?
Live large at the library. We’ll see you on January 2!