I. Am. Fucked.
I knew it was a bad decision. I could see it’s splendor twinkling in the corner of my eye, tempting me. I held off for as long as I could, knowing the dangers that lay within, but watching all my friends frolic in the magic was just too much. Finally, my willpower shattered, I admitted defeat and ran pell-mell into the deviance.
And I joined Pinterest. The land of I Wish.
You guys, it’s been bad.
I can’t fucking stop wandering around Pinterest, soaking up all the creativity and brilliance that’s out there. Everything that I’ve always wanted but couldn’t quite articulate and things I never knew I wanted, all there, neatly organized in picture form. The punk rock haircut I’ve always wanted. Beautiful tattoos that I’ll never have the courage to get. The perfect shade of apple green for the (previously) sunshine yellow kitchen I wanted for the house I don’t live in. The perfect way to wear Doc Martins with a sequin dress. And a million craft projects that will be the perfect way to express my endless creativity and badassery. Goals I never had or wanted, all laid out in front of me, begging me to take them up and enrich my life with them.
Except that like so many other Pinterest journeymen, I haven’t actually done anything with any of this brilliant Pinterest inspiration. Except annoy Kyle with all my new, creative crafting and decorating ideas. He off-handedly mentions that we could use a pretty basket for our new shelves and I immediately squeal, “OH! You know what would look super cute? You blow up a balloon and glue buttons to it and then you pop the balloon and what’s left is a button basket! Wouldn’t that be super cute?” And then Kyle starts to drink.
Which leaves me to my other current favorite Pinterest activity: sitting at my laptop and staring wistfully at all the amazing that could be mine, if only. And maybe it won’t all be for naught. I am planning to talk to my hairdresser to see if my hair and my face could handle one of those super hot haircuts I found. And I’m already quietly collecting supplies for my first Pinterest-inspired craft project. (Hint: the main ingredient is beer bottle caps!) So maybe I’ll actually find myself bringing some of this awesomeness into my own life.
But for now, it’s a fun place to dream.