I'm pretty jazzed about this cross stitch I made in January. It's Lizzie Kate's "To Do List."
I'm usually not a big fan of the simplistic primitive style cross stitches, but the words in this design really spoke to me.
This year instead of making a resolution I chose a focus word. My word was BREATHE.
Sometimes I get so caught up in the day to day minutia of life. I find I need to take a deep breath to bring me back to the present. I also get preoccupied with the things I can't control. Again, I need to take a deep breath and just let those worries go.
In a completely different vein, the word breathe also ties into the one goal I set for myself this year. I want to run a mile without stopping. This is something I've NEVER been able to do, not even as a kid. I'd get half or a quarter of the way through and feel like my lungs were being mashed into a trash compactor. My mom even had me tested for Asthma. (The dr said I was just lazy and it was all in my head. ::insert eye roll here:: ) It seems like such a silly goal, particularly when my husband is planning on running a marathon. But, for me, this is a tough, but attainable goal, just like the marathon is for him. I'll probably be as proud of myself for running a mile as I will be for him running a marathon.