Are you a Pinterest perfect chica? If so, congrats! Seriously, kudos to you! The whole Pinterest world is a mystery to me.
That said, if I really look back, it doesn’t come as a complete surprise. I believe the divide started in about third grade. Sleepovers had just become a huge deal. At the time, I had so much anxiety about whether or not I was going to be able to get a good night’s sleep, that the importance of the present, nonetheless the presentation of the present, did not even cross my mind. Many of my friends were already next-level women, arriving with gift bags filled with colorful tissue paper. Others brought neatly wrapped boxes with those perpendicular bows (you know the kind that intersect to form a teeny tiny road-like intersection? I’m still not sure what they are called). And a few girls even had beanie babies strapped to tops their boxes, as a sort of “pre-game present opening” situation. I, on the other hand, was a budding environmentalist and usually just grabbed some old newspaper and called it a day. If lucky, a funny comic strip like Zits, Cathy, or Dilbert would miraculously land on the top.
A few weeks ago, I decided to give this whole crafty/pin-spiration thing one more try and attempt the new trend- contouring! I mean…. Why not? I am a grown woman. Perhaps I can consciously choose to be crafty now. So with my research materials spread around me (plus wine & my Justin Timberlake Pandora station), I went to work. After completing all of the steps, I took a selfie and sent it to my fanciest girliest friend Lisa. I sat on the toilet and awaited her response. Ding! Eager, I picked up the phone and read, “Darling, I love you, but you look like a raccoon shit on your face. Please take a shower and go to this event Anne of Green Gables style.” I abided.
Well, it doesn’t hurt to try. After all, I can sing in tune and ride a bike, so I’m not too concerned. I enjoy my special skills.
With that, please enjoy this week’s episode of TOO MUCH THERAPY- Silent Crafting.