Saturday morning, just after picking up a flakey almond croissant from our local farmers market, we took off out of town, rolling over hills and pointing out houses we wanted to live in one day. There were sleeping cows and grazing horses, all in and between orchards of apples, pears, and peaches.
We were on our way to Branstool Orchard. They sell produce at a handful of markets around the Columbus area, which is how I found out about their peaches in the first place.
Dan and I scoured up and down the aisles hunting for ripe little baby peaches, giant plump peaches, and the softest ones we could get our hands on. With 2 boxes in tow, we made our way back to the market building where there were fresh fruits and vegetables from the farm, and some massive cinnamon buns covered with a thick glaze, at the counter.
I got to spend time with a good friend that afternoon once we were back home snacking on our little treasures. She and I are both so passionate about our work, and we spend a lot of time immersed in it, that sometimes there's not headspace for much else. My friend told me about a creative business owner who scheduled time to do something creative or inspire her in some way to be more successful at the job she was taking on - whether it be a walk, a lesson, or a yoga class. I think cultivating creativity in this way is brilliant.
I've decided to make a list of new activities to try. I like the idea of being gentle with yourself and being conscious of what your creative mind needs to flourish. It's not that I don't love working at the booth on weekends, but without that spark that comes with "play time", I'm not allowing myself to grow.
How do you support growth? What do you do when you're seeking an escape from the everyday?
Until next time.