Thanks for your comments on my videos. Regarding what you said about buying fancy clothes and the best props . . . I know what you mean. At first I got really discouraged because a) I don't have the fancy hoop clothes that so many people wear, b) I can't afford said clothes, and c) if I'm honest with myself, I'm not comfortable wearing a slinky unitard or bearing my midriff.
At first I tried to force myself to be that hooper who is a sensual performer and semi scantily clad . . . until I realized that that is not who I am. When I start trying to fit myself into that persona, I think of some of my favorite hoopers -- Brecken, Baxter, and Beth Lavinder (hmm apparently a lot of my hoop heroes have B names! lol). Anyway, they don't fit into the mold that I've tried to squash myself into and that doesn't make them less of people or hoopers. So I try to follow their example and just be me!
Whew, this ended up being a long comment. Aaaaaanyway my point was to say that I really appreciate your thoughtful notes! :)