First, I hope there is not yet a group like this one, and if there is please let me know and I'll delete it. I'm new to this.
As this year is almost over, and soon enough discussions asking me about my new years resolutions would start to appear on HoopCity, I'd like you to remember and share with me the top reasons why 2010 was a good year (or not) for you. What were the best moments shared with family, friends or on your own? What made you laugh or cry? What are you proud of?
For me 2010 was a great year, maybe even the best one in my life. I'm living a dream right now (I've always wanted to live in London) and even though it has it's ups and downs, I always get up and find a reason to smile (as we all should be doing).
So, I don't even know where to start, a number of things happened during the past 11 months. I went through a phase of listening to a lot of Asian and Romanian music, then influenced by my friends or due to my environment, I wanted to learn weird languages like Japanese, Romanian and Swedish, and respectively picked up a few textbooks regarding the topic. (I still dont speak any of them,but one day I might). The end of February and the beginning of March started a whole new chapter in my life - The chapter of being stronger, happier and more open to people. I got introduced to my lovely family of circus artists and prop manipulators - jugglers, spinners, hoopers etc. I got to learn a lot about poi, hooping (which was my passion since I was young but never really got around anyone who could have taught me anything), and of course fire arts. My first time seeing a fire arts show, trying fire poi and (thank you very much Carisa Hendrix for creating such a great podcast) I still get to learn even more. My first rave in London, the first time I heard of Safire and hoopcity.ca, the day I met her and saw her perform, as the day before that I spent 5 hours watching her videos on youtube and virtually touring in Canada with the Nimble twins. Magical!! All the festivals I learned about.. and more and more that still keeps happening. My first hoop that I bought in London and the first tricks that I learned.. ahh
And then the first time I truly fell in love and got the strength to tell the person I love them. I got rejected though, as you know how people say.. the right person at the wrong time.. he was already taken but I lived through it. He's my best friend now and I adore his girlfriend. Life is too short for hate.
All the new stuff I learned in school, writing of personal statements, creating my first website and learning to code with HTML and CSS, meeting new people while attending interviews for jobs and universities. My first free haircut. Being accepted at the university I wanted to go to and meeting so many wonderful people here. And then my best friend moved to London and now I get to see her as often as I want...I dont have words to express how great my year has been
All in all, it's been a truly magnificent year and it's not over yet :D :D.. One thing I know, though, is that I'm ready for 2011, and whatever comes my way I'll keep getting up, hooping and smiling.