Live good. Be happy. Make mistakes in 2013.

Managing Real Estate Broker with eXp Realty

“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

Live good. Be happy. Make mistakes.

Mimi Osterdahl, Broker, GRI, ABR, GREEN

2014 President Elect - Whatcom County Association of Realtors

Real Living Northwest, Bellingham, Washington

Happy New Year 2013

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Mimi Osterdahl / Real Living NW Realtors / Bellingham


Mimi Osterdahl, eXp Realty

Managing Broker/Owner, CRS, GRI, Certified Real Estate Instructor State of Washington

2014 President Whatcom County Association of REALTORS®

Founding President Northwest Washington Women's Council of REALTORS®



Comments (9)

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I love this....what a wonderful sentiment to start the new year with, suggested!!!

Dec 31, 2012 01:03 AM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

Your title caught my eye.  Make mistakes.  Sure it happens but I have never had someone put what it means so simply.  Thank you.  Happy New Year.

Dec 31, 2012 01:03 AM
Tamara Inzunza
Realty One Group Capital - Alexandria, VA
Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living

Throw caution to the wind right!  I'm counting down to 2012, only 12 more hours to go.  Happy New Year Mimi :-)

Dec 31, 2012 01:04 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience
Mimi, very well put, if we aren't pushing the envelope we're playing to safe. Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2012 01:06 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Enjoyed your post. I love your attitude. I will try to make some new mistakes in 2013.


Dec 31, 2012 01:06 AM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

I couldn't agree more.  Go out be bold and create.  Mistakes will be made.

Dec 31, 2012 01:10 AM
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
I really, really love this message for the new year! It can be hard not to want to play it safe - but that tends to be such a limiting trap.
Dec 31, 2012 01:17 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Love your post...and that "go try it" spirit.   Discovery is en route.

Dec 31, 2012 01:52 AM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


This is so true. I need to make mistakes. Just maybe not repeating them may help


Jan 28, 2013 09:34 AM