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DIY Life

We are all creative.

There is no special club. No private back room where the artists hang out, scoffing at the wannabes, monopolizing the glory of creativity.

Well, perhaps there are, but we need not concern ourselves with it. They are probably drinking god-awful tea and eating paint. At least that's how I picture it.

See! I'm creative, and I didn't get an invitation to the paint-eating party.

The beauty about creativity and the world we live in is that information is so easily accessible, knowledge to easy to attain, that the possibilities for flexing our creative muscles are literally endless. Go on Pinterest for five minutes and you'll see what I mean. Wanna make a birdhouse? Give yourself fifteen minutes and you can gather the inspiration and information to do this about ten different ways.

This has been especially important for my life. With a toddler, it's tough to leave the house. It's even tougher to figure out how to coordinate taking classes on Thai cooking or embroidery when you can't even justify a hair appointment (PS, yes, I DIY this, too).

Not everything should be done by our own hands. Leave the things to the experts that you know deep down you have no business attempting. The things that can electrocute you, for example. Or slice off a limb.

But I do encourage you to try your hand at something new, something you've been meaning to try for years but just don't have the know-how. Look online. Chances are the blueprints are right there for the taking.

For me, this included writing a novel. I went to university, but I didn't take any creative writing classes (don't even get me started on that regret, but anyway). But can you believe it? They offer information online, from the comfort of your own home. DIY education. Free. Brilliant.

And the truth is, once you have the material, and enough info to keep your fingers out of the sockets, doing is the best way to learn. And it's also the only way to create. So do. Create. Enjoy.

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