I've never made a journal entry on here before. I guess for a few reasons; never felt like complaining, anything I had to say was in the form of a response to someone or question in a discussion, nothing so momentous that I had to share had happened to me. Today, it finally did. It's nothing huge to most, I assume. I cried some happy tears though.
Jenn Rauscher, of JennUineFire Studios, posted on the STL hoop club facebook about needing new instructors for this year. I've only been hooping for about 8 months, so I figured it was a long shot. But I said, "What the Hell." Emailed her my info and youtube channel. About ten minutes later, I've been tagged and she has shared my channel all over the assorted hooping facebook pages. Immediately teared up. My hard work and commitment has paid off. Someone so talented has validated that I'm on the right track. I want to make hooping my life. I know it's a common dream, although others just do it for a fun hobby. Both are okay! But I've never been more passionate about anything in my life. I was a CNA, hoping to be an RN one day. But I fell out of it and decided I couldn't be something for the rest of my life when I didn't love it. When I was my most confused as to what I wanted to do with my life, hooping became a part of it. Why COULDN'T I make this my life? I've come so far in 8 months, who knows what I could possibly be doing with it in five years? When I thanked Jenn profusely, she said "Life rewards those who work hard. Keep it up!" I don't that will be a problem. :] A little piece of my dream has come true and that satisfaction can't be stolen.
P.S. Getting together a lesson plan -- She said she'd love for me to do a small workshop!