I haven't hooped much in the last few weeks; I've been ill with bronchitis twice in the last three months, and hooping doesn't mesh well with breathing difficulties.
I did finally get back in the hoop Saturday for what was supposed to be the December hoop jam, and while I enjoyed my circle time, it wasn't as much fun as I'd hoped. Kind of difficult to enjoy a party no one attends...
I've decided that for the time being, I"m suspending the hoop jams. I need to rediscover ther joy I found in hooping when I started almost two years ago, before I started hosting the jams. For the first six months of my hoop journey, it was just me, my hoops, tunes and camera. I was so into learning new moves and combos that it didn't matter if I was alone in the endeavor. I want to feel that again.
Don't get me wrong; if any South Mississippians are looking for a hoop buddy, I'm ready to rock it out, and I'd love to hear from you. It's just that, for now, I'm dropping the machete and taking off my pith helmet; my heart just isn't into trail blazing any more.