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Why I'm DIY

Sunday, February 01, 2015MsAvaBella

A 4-year-old AvaBella

When I Was a Child: 

I can go all the way back in my mind to when my brother Daniel used to pour the milk on my cereal before school. Or my sister, Cleopatra, used to fix my pancakes and pour the syrup (always too little, might I add). Or my brother, Gary, would pick up after me...I absolutely hated it! I wanted to DO IT MYSELF. While I am sure my siblings thought the total opposite, I love the independence of getting things done by myself. I feel like things happen much faster when I do it. I've always been that way. I guess it's a matter of being a bit of a control freak. Or maybe, just maybe, it IS the fact that I am the creative one. I can see it in my head before it's done. It's the best part of my gift. It could also be my lack of patience. I've always just wanted to dive in.

It should come as no surprise (especially to my family) that I am, 1, an artist, 2, an entrepreneur.  Seriously, they had to put two and two together by the time I was closed off in my room writing short stories (sometimes, with my sister - I miss those days), or in the garage perfecting my rendition of Stephanie Mills', "Home", or sitting on the floor, just inside the screen door to our house, according to Ma, letting the cool air out (LOL), writing poems about the neighborhood birds I would watch. I swear each of them had a name.

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My Why:

Why do I prefer DIY? I think that being creative and making things is as close to God as you can get! He don't give that to everybody! I feel like if he would take the time to put freckles on my face, allow me to carry a tune, aaaaaaand have curly hair (it was horrible as a child but I'm cool, now) - I betta use AAAAALLLL this hunny!

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On a serious tip. I never could have imagined that I would be where I am right now. At the time that I am writing this, about 41,000 people have read my words... Heck, some folks even pay for them. My intellectual property. My thoughts. I truly can't believe it sometimes.

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Your gifts will make room for you, if you...

...D.o I.t Y.ourself

Do you DIY? What do you create? Or do you prefer to "get it done for you"? Let me know either way! Share your links to the things you make - MUSIC, VIDEOS, MAKE UP, CLOTHING... hats! Share you stuff :))

Thanks for reading,


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