When my house was being renovated with the help of an amazing team, I remember feeling so relieved. I didn’t have the know how to do what they were doing nor the funds to hire for help.
I even remember a comment I made to a friend. “I’ll never move again! I could NEVER do what these amazing guys did for me.”
But my friend had another take and replied: “If you ever did move again, it would be when you had the ability to do these things for yourself.”
I remember laughing back in total mock style! Um… me install kitchen cupboards myself?! Tile floors? Fix drywall? Remove walls? Plumbing? Electrical?! I don’t think so!
Since saying that, I’ve managed to:
tile floors – in patterns no less
remove a wall
fix plenty of drywall
remove and reinstall a toilet, as well as sinks
Also, something I never EVER thought of myself being capable of was building furniture from scratch.
So what brought this on? I received a random call from a real estate agent today and just for fun, told him what my dream home looked like. He shot me two pictures, and upon glancing at them, I admitted it was a whole lotta work…
BUT that I was grateful I would have been able to do much of it myself. Then I smiled.
I haven’t done it all by a longshot. But isn’t it nice to know, if something doesn’t require great strength, that ‘us girls’ really can do nearly everything we set our minds to?