Like most people who use Pinterest (I assume), I have zillions of awesome and inspiring projects pinned on boards. And I always think, “I could do this, and it would be amazing and fun.” So I go on Pinterest binges, pinning projects to the point that I’m overwhelmed by the sheer number of them. But I can’t stop myself--the ideas are so beautiful and easy looking! I could do them!
But usually, I don’t. There they stay, a collection in my virtual reality. (Look at all these brilliant ideas!)
I have brought very few of these projects to fruition. I’m not even sure why. It’s not like I don’t have the time to try them. Maybe I’m afraid they won’t turn out, and I’ll have wasted my time. Maybe I’m afraid that I can’t follow those tutorials, even though they claim (usually with repeated insistence) that it’s so easy. Maybe it feels silly, like arts and crafts at summer camp.
Well, I loved summer camp. And I love arts and crafts. (Still.)
So today, I made a headband.
I know--nothing earth-shattering. But I made something. I followed a tutorial (well, I looked at the pictures), destroyed an old t-shirt, and I did it. And it felt good. It made me feel capable and competent and kind of alive when I put it on. There’s something a little bit magical about wearing something that you’ve made yourself. There’s a tingly sense of pride in that little headband. It’s proof to me and the world that yeah, I can do this.
I can make a freaking headband.
So I’m gonna do more of this. (Making stuff, that is.) And I’m probably going to blog about these attempts at creation. And maybe I'll even get brave and find the confidence to try a few things that are more advanced than a headband.
But for now, a headband will do.