Wednesday, September 28, 2011

An Overdue Update

Hello folks,

How are you? I hope that you all are finding yourself in good spirits now that the end of summer is official and we travel into fall.

I wanted to address the slow down, and all-out stop, of posts here lately - though, it may be more for myself. As an avid blog reader and tumblr addict, I feel confused when a fave goes AWOL so I wouldn't want to repeat those patterns.

In the past two months I have moved, made big changes in important relationships, turned 25 and suffered what many call a 'quarter life crisis.' From my observation, it is not uncommon - but OHMYMY does it feel like a ton of bricks hitting your chest: THE FUTURE. IT'S UP TO YOU. WHADDYA GUNNA DO OHMYGOD.

This year was a wonderful adventure of hoop events, farmer's markets, workshops, classes, new skills, discoveries and endless travel. Everything was so exciting. But, after it died down I was left to ask myself - well, what now?

I came to realize that as much as I absolutely love hooping and will never leave this passion, I am looking for something new. I got to explore it to it's fullest, had days where I hooped for 5 or 6 hours; Recorded. Watched. Learned. Now though, I want to learn something new. I want a job. A career?

It's a scary thought for me - and I would guess, many - in this ... sluggish...job market. But it is something of which I am sure.

So in the past few weeks I have been thinking about the future. Now I am exploring it.

...and struggling with insomnia.

I am not abandoning this blog - but I am not going to fill it with fluff. I plan on continuing in the hoop world and will update when events come up and videos or pictures inspire.

Thanks so much for listening. Keep hooping, guys!



Shekinah said...

Thanks for the update. I turned 25 last year and had a similar experience.. not related to hooping, as I had just started, but just life in general and the realization that I only get one life. Cliche, I know, but the REALITY of that hitting me..uuugh. Each day I waste is one I'm not getting back and one that could be my last. I felt like, "what am I doing? This is going to fast! It's almost over, and what have I made of myself?!?" And yet at the same time I feel I have been alive forever, because 10 years old in elementary school seems so long ago like it wasn't even me.

I didn't want to call it a quarter life crisis, because I felt like my life was ending, and I wasn't prepared, that I had grown up unaware that it had even happened. Ick ick. It's all such a weird feeling turning 25, and I don't know what it is about that magic number. Turning 30 will probably crush me, lol.

I'm glad you seem to have some good perspective and are creating a place for you to explore new goals or ideas. It's very good hearing from you, and I hope you don't abandon this altogether :) You might not be flooding my reader with hooping imagery and videos, but I still care about you! ;)

Shannon said...

What do you think you will do?

Lee S. said...

Thanks for the update Kym. Glad to know you are still out there :)

Good luck in the finding something new adventure. I am 34 and still searching :)

KymSpins said...

Aww thanks everyone! Shekinah - that was wonderful to read! Great to keep around and revisit (as so many of your comments are.)

I am not sure what I will do yet, but I have been interviewing and figuring out that I do need to be in a workplace with a mission, fueled by passion and creativity. I have been lucky enough to focus my job search on opportunities that fit that criteria and can't wait to see what happens next.

I will definitely still be hooping - so, KymSpins will stay alive, if less frequent.
This is a great inspiration outlet and way to connect with the community, which I have no plans of giving up!