Whenever I am in the middle of a DIY project, I would question myself, what am I doing? Why do I need to stress myself this much? What’s the whole sense of it? I can just buy.. that would be easy!
Then again, the need to finish the project overwhelms me. It is too powerful that even back, neck and shoulder pains won’t be able to stop it. Of course, I have a mantra: I can do it! I can do it! I can do it! (yes 3x of that phrase)
Seriously? Why am I really doing this? Say for example the little boxes I did today..2 dozens of those.. one dozen red and one dozen gold. Those boxes were made (OK I may add, painfully but lovingly made) to serve as ornaments for our Christmas Tree (which according to my 3rd boy, should be Christmas 100 a few years from now.. got it?) I spent the whole day making those boxes, not included is the whole day for planning and cutting.. so in all that’s two days! Just for those boxes.. why did I ever thought of doing it when in fact buying Christmas ornaments would be easy.. honestly, I really don’t know.
I am not sure if it is my OCD that’s telling me go through the stress.. and I don’t know, too, if it is my OCD that’s giving me a pat in the back every time I finished a DIY project.. saying it’s all worth the effort, the stress and the back pain. convinced myself that much! hahaha
But yeah.. everything is worth it! talk about self gratification..there is so much about do it yourself projects! Specially diy projects for occasions like Christmas or Birthdays (remember DIY tutu? and DIY paper bags for birthday loots? or how about our Pinata collection? ).
They say, diy-ing is a talent.. and if it is, I am more than blessed to have it and have kids to practice this talent!
Hey, I am not running for being the next DIY Queen, but I’m a DIY princess on my own diy world! *wink!