I've always fancied myself as the creative type.
I always come up with cute ideas in my head. I will lie in bed thinking about how easy it would be to do. Then I often drift off to sleep while I picture myself making them. I see things on etsy and I often think to myself "Hey, I could totally do that!".
But the truth is, I'm not very good at execution.
The few projects that I have finished came out sub par either because the project turned out to be way more complicated than what I am capable of doing, or because the project was just not nearly as easy as I thought, so I start taking really weird shortcuts. I have a few projects that have come out pretty good, however those are the ones that were started by me and finished by someone else.
Which leads me to wonder, how in the hell do people do it? I wish that I could churn out wonderfully perfect domestic gifts that are even better than store bought gifts. I swear, I just don't have it in me. I'm a perfectionist, and because of that, I become easily discouraged.
I've been considering making these really cool compound butters (aka, flavored butters) that I saw in USA Today a couple of weeks ago as Christmas gift. I have been through all of the motions. I have thought about how yummy they would be, and all of the delicious flavors that I could create (because I am just sooo creative), I've laid in my bed and pictured myself making these wonderful gifts with ease, and placing them in perfect little white dishes.
But here's the reality; I won't do it. And if I do, it will not turn out well.
I wish I was as creative as I thought I was.