Year of Yes! - Denver Lifestyle and Real Estate by Libby Levinson

Year of Yes!

Year of Yes!

Year of Yes!

Sometimes you just need to put yourself in an uncomfortable situation

 

A few years ago, I took the pledge to be more vulnerable thanks to the incomparable Brene Brown! In an effort to be more vulnerable and to take all my walls down I made the commitment to say “Yes” to everything that scared me.

 

To clarify, I was saying “Yes” to any invitation or opportunity that presented it that I might say “Maybe,” or just a flat “No” to. Well, let me just say this took me on a hell of an adventure! I found myself scaling down a 52-story building to raise money for cancer research because a friend asked me to. In addition, I obtained my press credentials for the Denver Film Festival and found myself toe to toe interviewing Emma Stone at the red-carpet event for LaLa Land. I was even encouraged to take my first “romantic” trip on my own to Hawaii – let me explain that one! I have been traveling alone since I was 5 years old … yep, I’m a product of divorce resulting in a few thousand airline miles earned.  But, I had never booked a real vacation on my own. Sure, I had gone with friend and family but had never gone somewhere of my own choosing and jetted off.

What I Learned

 

I found myself on Christmas of 2016 feeling totally defeated after a terrible break-up and decided I needed to shake things up. So, I challenged myself to say “Yes” to everything that scared me to the bone and took my first step on the journey by booking a solo trip to Hawaii for my birthday to Maui. I will save you all the high points … perhaps save that for another post ; ) but suffice it to say I wasn’t lonely in the slightest and found myself turning down invitation because my schedule was too full!

 

Ok, so why did I share all of that with you? It’s because I find myself at another point where I need to take the walls down and be vulnerable again. The Denver market has been moving at such a break-neck speed for the last few years that I’ve found myself building walls around myself to just protect myself in order to carve out some much-needed “me time. ” I give all give all of myself to my clients and that can absolutely take a tool.

 

So, here’s my commitment to you my loyal readers. I promise to continue to push myself and continue to grow. And, heck if you have a challenge please let me know! I found myself doing the Polar Bear Plunge in Evergreen a few years ago with a friend who challenged me to do it. I did get rather sick afterwards, but I’m proud of us for doing it!

 

Have a challenge for me? Let me know! I may say “Yes!”

 

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Libby Levinson is a born and raised Denver native who has spent time in all of Denver’s historic neighborhoods as well as the numerous suburbs surrounding the metro area. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of Denver and her love for the Mile High City with her clients. Libby proudly joined Kentwood Real Estate in 2006. Libby has had the pleasure of helping a variety of clients navigate their real estate transactions: helping first time buyers find their starter home, coordinating the synchronized sale and purchase for buyers looking for more space, sellers looking to down-size, and assisting sophisticated investors with their next investment opportunity. Libby is known for her ability to smoothly facilitate the complex details of both the buying and selling process. You can see Libby featured in 5280 Magazine and the 2017 Kentwood television commercial on her website at www.LibbySellsDenver.com.