Kids, lets get one thing straight, I am NOT crafty.
I tried. I really did. I saw it on pintrest and fell in love. It looked so easy (doesn’t it always!) and I knew I had the things I needed on hand.
Six months later and the $5 DIY photo frame with white “stressed looking” wood is still un assembled and in my back shed.
And I felt a little beat up by this.
I dont know why, because building your own photo frame is NOT an essiantal skill in life.
But I did.
Everyone else seemed to be doing all these crafty things in 15 mins with old shoe boxes and I cant even pull together a simple face mask.
Don’t get me started.
I felt a bit like I had failed.
Like everyone is simply better at life than me.
How ridiculous. It’s a Photo frame for crying out.
This lead me, as always, down long winded rabit trail of thoughts. Which I will *Attempt* to surmise for you.
You do you. And leaver her to do her.
Its taken me a while to relise, but there are some things I am just not good at.
And you know what, THAT’S OK.
Why? Well because that’s simply not my gift.
That’s not the way I am made.
See, not EVERYONE has to be brilliant at EVERYTHING.
We all have gifts, talents and skills.
Everyone everywhere seems to think they have to have it all.
We look at “her” life and “her” life, and “her’s” too and we take snippets of everything then blend them into this massive exeptation for ourselves.
We begin to think succeding is being Master chef chefs, crafty DIYers, home cookers, all natural cleaner makers, bullet journaling, veggies growing, homeschooling, gym teaching, make up perfecting, business owning, educated super women with stunning clothes and amazing relationships.
Here is the thing.
That. Up there. Well, its just sounds stressful.
And more to the point, its not going to happen.
Oh sure. We can try. And can strive and tell the world we have it.
But something has GOT to give from that list.
And more often than not it the most important things that go first.
Our faith slips.
Our relationships hit hard times.
Our health gets compromised.
Our homes get neglected.
So here you go. This is me. In all my non gift glory.
My name is sharniie.
I am not a runner. I tried once and died.
I am not a DIYER. I will pay you to paint my house.
I am not a crafter. Target, just take my money already.
I am terrible at handwritting. Its a scrawl people.
Lets not even go there with the whole spelling and gramma thing. Ha.
I am not a graden grower. We all know how THAT turned out.
But It’s ok.
I dont HAVE to be those things.
It dosent matter.
I’m happy to let them go.
To many times I see people who can do those things and I think.. “Well I need to be like that. I want to run, make a house from scratch, have an acre garden.”
In order to be a semi good woman I need to accomplish this list of things I simply must do…. without thinking about the fact that maybe thats NOT for me.
Have mercy kids. Really.
Heres an idea: lets look at people who can do those things and appreacte their talent and skill and NOT feel guilty about our own.
Lets Give that a go y’all.
This is my friend Rachel. Everyone say hello, and be nice.
Rachel has one of the best voices I have ever heard.
Like this girl is amazing at singing. It’s one of her skills.
Earlier this year I sat and listened to her sing at her senior recital.
She was amazing.
All of us and the heavens were in awe of her pipes i-am-not-even-joking.
Now I could have sat there and though all about how I cant sing like that, because, lets be real, I do not have a good voice. Ha.
I could come away thinking I must practise practise practise until I have that same angelic effect on people. Or I could smile and thank God that he made such beautiful skills.
I could be amazed at her stunning talent and tell her how good she is, all without feeling defeated, some how lacking and guilty of myself.
I do my thing, you do yours, she does hers, and togther we make the world turn.
And just becasuse I am not those thing dosent mean that I cant do anything, am somehow failing or dont have anything to offer.
I have been made, crafted, with talents and skills. God has a reason for these.
He’s got a plan for me and my skills and it just gives Him SO much joy when I use them for Him.
There is nothing wrong with knowing and saying what you are good at. Dont brag or belittle others, but know your strengths and own them.
My name is Sharniie.
I AM good at talking.
I AM good at organizing events and things.
I AM good at cooking
I AM good at encouraging.
I AM good at being real.
Lets be good at the things we ARE good at, not be pressured into things we “FEEL” like we HAVE to do.
Lets be happy for people that can do the things we cant and be proud of the things we are good at.
Lets stop trying to have it all and focus on the things that really matter.
You do you, She’ll do her, I’ll do me and all together we praise God.
Amen to that Sisters.
New Little *Non-crafty* Wife