Bumps and grinds

I’ve attempted many times to sit down and catch up on all that’s been going on, but most days I just don’t have the energy.

So far my whole summer has been burlesque…burlesque…and burlesque.

If I’m not doing a show, I’m pulling my hair out coming up with new routines.  If I’m not coming up with new routines, I’m rehearsing and practicing the old ones.  If I’m not practicing, then it’s coming up with costumes, which usually means that some form of sewing or glueing of feathers and sequins is involved.

It’s kind of taken over my life.

I mean I still manage to have some sort of social life, but not to the extent I would like.  It feels like everything has to be crammed in around my burlesque life.

I was hoping for a summer filled with lots of the outdoor activities I daydream and long for all winter.

But that doesn’t seem to be the case.  And summer is slipping away.

But it’s not all bitch and moaning.

I’ve been well received by the crowds. Was able to perform with other talented gals and guys in incredible venues, and
I have had some break throughs  with my hooping.

I can now pull my leg out and get it back in, even if it’s just for a few rotations on the one leg….and even though I’m just hooking the hoop with my ankle and kind of tossing it back up on my leg. It’s a start. I found this really good tutorial that helped sort of nail it down for me… Keeping the legs closer together….as all well respected women should. :p.

http:// Begin near Hula Hoop Tricks Vol. 3: One Leg Hooping: http://youtu.be/SQ-gPGFpBvc.

I’ve also been working on escalator moves….which are relatively easy and give off the illusion of bring super tricksy.

That’s the thing though, which I have really been struggling with.

I’m not a tricksy hooper. I wouldn’t even say I’m an ” expert” hooper. I’m a slow learner. My coordination is not stealth. My balance is askew. I have to work a little harder to get down some moves…which most of the time leads to great frustration because hooping all tricksy like doesn’t come easy to me.

I’m not putting my skills down. I’m just acknowledging what I feel needs work.

I’m sure if I didn’t have to work a full time job and didn’t have other interests, or a social life I could be a tricky hooper….but I do. I gotta pay the bills. There is more than just hooping.

I guess I just need to learn to be forgiving of myself, relax and trust in my abilities.

After all…that’s one of the reasons I decided to embark down this path.

And where else can one dance around in LED pasties?