This NOPE diy has been a long time in the making. Why you ask?
Let it be known, that I (Kaylynn Young) used to be a huge pushover. I don’t know if I was just desperate for people to like me, but I’d let people trample all over me. Honestly, I didn’t even realize I did it – I’m a strong, independent woman, but I literally DID NOT know how to say “NO” to people. Granted, many people struggle with this, but I literally was clueless. There would be days when I was SO tired from doing everything for everyone else, and I couldn’t understand why I was so tired.
After a long look at my life, and years of Handsome asking, “Why don’t you just say ‘NO?'”, I finally figured it out. I remember the FIRST time I said it – when someone asked me to do something and I said ‘NO.’
Guys…. I felt SOOOOOO guilty. I kept thinking of ways I could take it back. “Just kidding – I meant ‘YES’ but it came out wrong!” Then I thought, “Well, technically, I COULD make it work, but it’d be really hard to work around this that’s already planned….” Pretty messed up, right?
As I was making a vinyl design for a dear friend (who also lost her little angel) the NOPE diy just came to me. It literally struck me. Just… NOPE. Instead of “Just Do it” or “Be Awesome”… I was going to have a shirt that said “NOPE.” DIY win.