Whenever I am cross-stitching I sometimes ask myself why I cross-stitch. I finally figured out the answer after cross-stitching for many years. This hobby of mine is a way for me to de-stress. When I am anxious or nervous about school it helps me to take some time to relax. Cross-stitching allows me to relax and get my mind off of whatever is weighing on my mind. When I sit down at my desk to cross-stitch it feels like I go to another world. Nothing matters anymore except the project. I gotcha whole heartedly on that project until it’s time to get back to real life. This hobby has saved me from quite a few mental breakdowns by allowing me to escape to another place and be happy for a bit.