Have you ever:
- fired up a do-it-yourself project that you had only the slightest – or no – idea how to complete?
- obsessed about how you would accomplish said project? (maybe you couldn’t quite fathom how to get started?)
- coveted power tools that you were sort of scared to use when you unboxed them at home?
- wondered if what you were attempting could result in building collapse or loss of limb (and were smart enough to turn to the interwebs to do some research into the matter)?
Huzzah fellow traveler! My friend, like me, you are a Passionate Chump. We can’t say no to a DIY projects — even the ones that we learn in hindsight we should maybe have tread more lightly into. We go in with gusto, power tools and passion a’blazing.
And, alas, we are chumps. We know from too many experiences: it’s never as easy or straightforward as you initially think it’s gonna be. Oh those tempting DIY projects; they go swimmingly — until you’re shoulder deep with “now what??” blaring in your brain.
We may as well stop beating ourselves up over it and start showing a little love to our alter ego, our Passionate Chump. I suggest we even appreciate our Passionate Chump. Without mine I never would have installed a brick patio, stripped and sealed a cement floor, built my own sectional sofa, converted the lights in my 100 year old apartment over to smart lighting, or tackled the dozens of other DIY projects I’ve accomplished and lived to tell tale of.
Ready to accept your Passionate Chump? Great! And welcome.