My favorite Pinterest pin last year was a beautiful hanging Mason jar lamp, and I was so excited to learn how to make it. Then I clicked through to the post, only to find it was a LIE. The link took me to someone’s Etsy shop, where I could buy the thing.
What is with the lying, people? It was the quickest way to break my heart. And there I sat, with my crumbled aorta, hanging onto the dream of something neat. And I’ll be the first to tell you: There’s nothing quite as bad as hopes being trampled on by other people.
What made it worse was the false promise, the constant repinning and no matter how many times I tried to avoid it, I’d find myself glomming onto the dream, the hope that THIS TIME it would be different — WHY DID I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT? It was still a BIG FAT LIE link that continued to BREAK MY HEART. Betrayal.
I’m done with that stupidity. I’m done with false assurances and phony promises and stupid pictures that lure me in and CRUSH MY SOUL.
So I went to my bathroom mirror and looked myself dead in the eye and reminded myself: I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, eff other people: I LIKE ME. I can take my crafting life into my own hands and MAKE THE BEST DARN MASON JAR LAMP ALL BY MYSELF, doggone it.
And so I did. Because I’m awesome. And now you can, too.