D.I.Y.

There are two types of women in the world: women who scroll through Pinterest, find a project and perfectly execute it without chipping a nail or women like me, who scroll through Pinterest, find a project, try, fail miserably, give up and finally pay someone to do it.

I am many things, strong, independent, creative, educated, fun and spiritual but the one thing I am not is a D.I.Y. girl. I have always admired women who make pastries that look like animals as an after-school snack for their kids or women who do their own eyelash extensions. I often wonder how they do it.

I consider myself to be extremely handy but when it comes to doing my own eyebrows, hair, or wax, I become “Shaky Hand Sandra.” I usually end up plucking every necessary hair out of my head resulting in upside down spoons for brows or I wax the unwanted hair along with the first and second layer of my skin. The second example was from the time I thought I could do my own Brazilian wax. That was an extremely painful experience. Although I love the idea of D.I.Y. I also believe we live in a world where women are expected to be able to do it all. We are supposed to have multiple degrees, freshly laid hair, perfect bodies, cook, clean, do laundry and now they want us to make a headboard out of sticks, feathers and a string of Christmas lights.

Who has the time and most importantly, what carpentry class do I have to attend in order to make a fancy Bohemian style headboard? They look super chic! I would love to be one of those women that could wash their own hair, curl it, style it and make it look “salon” all from the comfort of my own home but that is a skill that has yet to bless my pampered little hands. In the meantime, I commend every woman out there that is plucking her own brows, doing her own manicures and pedicures, braiding her own hair and building her own house.

For me, I’m going to stick to paying the professional until I can prove to myself that I don’t have to burn my skin off with hot wax. I simply can’t be trusted.

Many cheers to the D.I.Y. girl! You are a superhero!