Often, we push ourselves.
And that’s good.
There are seasons for pushing ourselves to do more, go deeper, explore farther.
In fact, I’d go so far as to say that if you’re not pushing yourself out of your comfort zone in some way on a regular basis, you’re probably missing a lot of the joy that is meant for you in this life.
BUT I am also a very strong supporter of comfort.
There’s a time for blissful coziness too, and I don’t want to get so lost in the zone of CONSTANTLY pushing myself that I never take the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the comfort along the way that comes from just… being.
Does that make sense?
This cake is a perfect example of what I’m talking about.
There’s a technique that I used to make this buttercream lion that was just plain “easy” for me.
Ok, so I have “easy” in quotes because what I really mean is that I wasn’t stressed out in the slightest while making this cake.
I was relaxed,
rocking out to my favorite music (ummm yeah, didn’t include that in the video),
totally in my happy place.
Which, if you are a cake artist, you KNOW is not always the case.
(Or hardly ever the case, actually.)
I wasn’t pushing myself with this one.
I wasn’t trying to reach new heights…or conquer any beasts…or become more than I am.
I was simply enjoying the process of creating something I already knew how to do.
I was comfortable.
And I loved every second of it.
(Note: I used Artisan Accents gorgeous line of gel colors to color my Easy Swiss Meringue Buttercream! I lOOOOOVE their colors and I’ve had no fading issues at all so far!)
And that, my friends, is sometimes (*cough* often) ok…
There is a time to push ourselves,
and a time to just enjoy where we are and what we can do….in any area of life.
It is, I believe, a blessing we weren’t meant to overlook.
In fact, without the “comfort”, I’m not sure how successful we’ll be in the “pushing”.
You know? Xx
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