I've taken that first step so many times, both figuratively and literally. I am great at starting things. It is the finishing them that’s the problem. I have a closet and a basement full of newly started projects.
There’s the counted cross stitch sampler I started for a wedding gift to Himself; we will soon be celebrating our sixteenth anniversary. I bet I have at least five or six other partially started cross stitch projects as well.
And then there are the quilts. I think there are two that are started, one that is promised, and another that needs to be repaired. I just remembered the material we bought for our fall colored raggedy quilt.
I have a couple of books that I want to write. I have notes jotted down, but that is about as far as those projects have gotten.
I could go on and on and on, but you get the drift. The first step is easy, for me. It’s what comes after that’s a challenge.
That being said, I started something new last night. Yep. Me. Something new.
Feeling like a slug and needing to lose weight, I decided to take my inspiration from this lady. I started the Couch-to-5K program.
Yikes! It was hard. I used to be a runner. I ran twenty miles once, but twenty minutes of walking and running just about did me in last night. I was a sweaty, dripping, achy mess afterwards.
But you know what? It felt good!
If I keep up with this, I should be able to run 5k by my birthday. What a great gift to myself that would be!
To add a little extra motivation, I found a 5k race on October 18th to do. It’s a fund raiser for the Knights of Columbus at the parish where our friend, Fr. Ed, is a Parochial Vicar. If you’re in the area, come on and join me!
I know this is going to be hard. I know I am going to find excuses not to do it. But I know I need to do it. So, I ask that you bug me, cajole me, bother me and remind me. Hold me accountable and make me do it.
Maybe this time I will actually finish what I start!