How to celebrate though? First thought I'd give hundreds of dollars away, but my damn kids have this nasty habit of want to eat and the only step program in this house is Madeleine grabbing her little chair to reach the cookie jar.
Last year I dedicated a post to how I had achieved perfection, because you know all bloggers are perfect right (insert sarcastic snigger) you can read that here, this year I have decided to be a little more honest with myself.
Real feelings, pretty tricky for me actually, in fact I have written and deleted this post a few times but nothing seemed right, then I saw this picture on Facebook.
Although I wouldn't call myself an artist, because I'd sound like Dr. Jeffrey Steadman, he's the guy in the glasses. (SCRUBS)
The part about selling for me holds the same sentiment for blogging. Write and create whatever you want to someone will read it and love it.
I am one of those "creative" types who sees all the flaws, at first I am all like, yay I am genius, I figured out how to do this or I made that. Then I stare at it for a while, and every teeny tiny little imperfection stares back at me, mocking me.
I get really down on myself, even my PMS symptoms now include wanting to give up blogging and stop doing the DIY thing. I'm not joking either peeps, the day before "Aunt Flow" arrives I'm in foetal position crying, "I'll never get this thing right". Feel free to send chocolate and/or wine.
But after I read that quote on FB I did a little tour around my blog. Only to discover I have come a long, long way. I am now doing things I wouldn't have dreamed I could do two years ago. So what if I still have disasters, they truly are becoming less frequent. (Although I just finished something 10 minutes ago, BIG FAT DISASTER!) Even though I was disappointed with it, I have at least tried, I know where the mistakes were made, so I've learned something that I can use next time. That my dear friends is exactly what I wanted to do when I set out on my DIY/Blogging adventure, to learn and to improve on the skills I did have.
After looking through old posts I realised I have learned, want proof?
One of the first things I did a laundry station, I measured it wrong so many times but the end result, I was happy at the time. Now it's long gone from my laundry, wasn't too safe and I cringe looking at the photos.
Super tacky, but hey I did it and was very proud of it at the time!
Few short weeks ago I built a freaking fold out table that actually works, see progress!!
Who knows what I will be able to do in another 2 years? Not me that's for sure!
To those who say "I couldn't do that", well maybe you can't today, but really who cares, just start and learn from your mistakes!
If my kids ever decide to give up that nasty food habit I'm sure to give away the $$$$ (or go on a kid free holiday) Here's to the next year of DIY Delights and Disasters, cheers.
Thanks for reading,