This is Anna.
Yesterday Anna and I had a picnic on the Charles River Esplanade.
I stuffed myself silly with Anna's fresh fruit salad, peach rooibos iced tea, and the most delectable pastries from Clear Flour.
Our picnic was accompanied by some fat, aggressive squirrels.
And the river was full of lovely things like boats, boats, and more boats.
And when we could eat no more, we walked and walked and marveled at the sunshine, the beautiful city, and the joys of friendship.
We talked a lot of bloggy talk, and as I lamented the creative block I've been experiencing lately with respect to my beloved little bloggy space, Anna talked about the push and pull of this creative endeavor.
We push and create and develop these passions, and for awhile, we're amazed by what we've made. But as we exhaust one creative avenue, we have to pull back and reassess. The only way to keep growing is to be willing to pull back in order to push forward again...sometimes in a new direction, sometimes with new energy.
Push and pull.
It's important for blogging. It's important for anything creative. And it's definitely important for life.
Pushing is good. Pushing is progress. But don't be afraid to pull back every once in awhile so you can see where that pushing is taking you. And if you're not sure how to do that, a picnic is a good place to start.