Today I was hooping in the park for 30/30. I've been trying to transition between the things I can do and waist hoop. The hoop kept falling or I couldn't get anything fluid. Maybe I need to spend part of my 30/30 focusing on specific things for each 30 minutes plus focusing on just waist hooping with my flamer hoop. I haven't the last few days and maybe that is why I was having more difficulty other than the wind with waist hooping. How do you make it look more like dancing when you can barely keep the hoop up? I can't dance with my flamer cause...well, it feels dangerous off my waist.
Going to my car, I was stopped by some kids from my old high school, he asked to use my hoop. I let him use my troo hoop. He asked if I knew who he was. I said. no. He told me but I still have no clue who he was. He hooped for a minute. The fellow jumped through the hoop asking if I am one of those hoop people. I think he meant hoop dance. So I said, "Yeah. Or I'm trying to be."
When I got home, I was locked out. So I hooped with my eyes closed while waiting for my husband to come home. At that point, I was pretty wiped from earlier and didn't sustain for long. At that time before other things came up, I was half tempted to dig for fabric and whip out the old sewing machine.
I still love hooping. Don't get me wrong. But I just feel so limited in what I know or so jagged in my technique. Maybe I've been watching too much hooper videos. I just went through all of the other entries on hooping.org's Hoop Camp Spirit Dance. I can't do very much in the hoop and I feel like I can't dance with my hoop. I can't sit here and go, 'now waist hoop, shannon!' It sometimes happens when I'm trying to recover the hoop in waist hooping. I just feel like I don't know where else to go. That's one of the reasons I joined SaFire's Seeding 1. Maybe then I can really focus on basics and get going somewhere. I'm not sure. I'm half tempted if I could make a 160 psi hoop heavier than my troo hoop. Although I don't see how. Surely it's the same? Would hooping blindfolded help? I hear that helps something but I'm not sure. I'm just lost. Or maybe that's what I think. Cause the people who can't do what I do, think I'm amazing.
Spirit Dance Contest is over. Now, the waiting begins. I'm so nervous and anxious. Yesterday, I had such a good feeling about it. Now, not so much but the more I talked with my friend about it, the more hopeful I came with it. She might be biased, but she liked my video better, especially after I read to her the prompt. Other than that, we talked about hooping about 75% of the time. I showed her the things that she can do while she is recovering from bruises from hooping. She knew most those moves but forgot them. I showed her videos, like Gotta Hoop, Georgia (Lara Eastborne's entry to Curvy Hooper contest), and Baxter hooping blindfolded. Her mom liked the hoop I gave her. She was expecting a Walmart hoop. Haha.
So yeah, anyone have any ideas? I promise I won't give up on hooping. Especially with 30/30. Although I didn't have time due to guests at home to post till 12:35. Do you think they will still count it? I promise I did hoop for 38 minutes at 5:00pm and then get locked out!
<3 Shannon <3