Sometimes it's easy to get stuck on the same path - going around and around without making forward progress. I get frustrated with discussions and debates that hash and rehash the same information only to end without resolution. Usually these paths aren't productive, and I try to avoid them. Picking and choosing your battles is an important life skill.
My knitting has been going in circles, but this path has been pleasantly productive. Last month I knit a couple cowls for gifts, but apparently I didn't have my fill. After the holidays I found myself on Ravelry, drawn to page after page of cowl patterns that were calling my name.
And so I gave in. This is one circular path I don't have to avoid.