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!

-Kym

4 comments:

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!

XOXOXO