- avoid talking about it in detail on the internet, because so many people I know in real-life read my blog
- STOP feeling sorry for myself because I feel like I have no one, especially of the guy variety, to talk to about it in person (which is more satisfying than whining on the internet)
- continue to eat mint ice cream (walgreens is the best brand because you get a huge box AND because it turns chewy on the edges)
- find someone to give me a hug soon because Toast doesn’t always let me hug him :c
I frequently do. But instead of letting my doubts or lack of a clear path slow me down, I try to force myself to keep busy on new projects, though it’s difficult to do sometimes.. Even if they aren’t what I feel like I “should” be doing, they usually lead me to find something that will lead me forward.
To me, working on random projects always feels better than sitting around feeling sorry for myself or questioning the world (those questions are too big anyway).
Which makes me recall one instance over winter break that reminded me how much I love my family. I was lying on my bed (not even with a computer) and thinking about how little money I have, how maybe I won’t find a way to make enough money to live, how I reallyyy wanted a pair of blue fuzzy platform shoes that Charlotte Free was selling but I didn’t have the money for, and how I couldn’t even justify spending the money on supplies to make my own platform shoes even though I was craving a pair.
My dad came up to my room and forced me to accept some cash to buy the supplies for platform shoes (flip flops, pretty duct tape, shoe glue). I say forced because I really dislike accepting money from my parents, since I willingly quit my job a few months ago and I don’t want that to be a burden on them.
But it worked. I started the platform shoes that night, finished them a couple days later, immediately made a pair of shoes for my mom and I was magically out of my slump. All thanks to the support and understanding of my family. ♥
What kind of slumps have you guys had, diy-related or just life in general? How’d you get out of them? I think it’s completely normal for everyone to go through this occasionally.. but it’s also good to know of ways to get out of them as quickly as posible~
Sooo.. remember that bottle of wine my friend gave me? This is what happens when two roommates want to open it when they don’t own a corkscrew.
After googling “how to open wine without a corkscrew,” we decided that hitting it against the wall in a shoe was not for us. So we poked holes into the cork with a skewer to (theoretically) release some of the pressure in the bottle, and then pushed the cork down into the bottle with a fatter skewer.
There was still a lot of pressure left in the bottle.
This morning I received a text from a friend to check under my van before driving it. I hadn’t really talked to him for a month or so, so I didn’t know what to expect.. I found this box with a letter, cookies and a bottle of wine in it.
The letter said to arrange the cookies to spell out a “super secret message.” I managed to figure it out after a bit…
That’s a lot of cookies hmm~
According to the best of tumblr generator :]
January: cupcake family with 1165 notes
February: pokebra tutorial with 14398 notes
March: printable strawberry stationery with 107 notes
April: 8-bit leggings with 90 notes
May: hipster little mermaid cosplay by Alex with 182 notes
June: galaxy shirt tutorial with 8,471 notes
July: real-life hobbit home with 112 notes
August: glitter skulls tutorial with 175 notes
September: candy shop inspiration with 56 notes
October: custom crop top giveaway with 989 notes
November: adhesive and glaze guide with 39 notes
December: preview of fabric organization with 45 notes
Wow I didn’t realize this was all in 2011 until now.. :o
I wanted to start off the new year by thanking all of you guys for all the support you’ve given me! Every one of your messages and comments means a lot to me, and you’re all so helpful when I need advice on a project or anything else. <3
For now I have a coupon code out, but I’m also planning on doing another giveaway soon too! I’m thinking a shirt or bow, or maybe both.. :]]
So here’s to a great new year! I hope your 2012 is awesome so far~