Change is inevitable. The only thing we can do about it, is decide how we are going to handle it. Sometimes when things change it is exciting and we can easily see it as a new beginning. Other times change is devastating, and its seems impossible to find the light. The important thing to remember in times like this is that everything that happens to us is meant to happen, and whether you see it as a negative or a positive is entirely up to you,
Happy hoops has gone through some crazy changes over the last year and although I sad to have had to make these changes, I am excited to finally be aligned with my original purpose. You see,
I became obsessed with Hula Hooping in 2012, But it wasn't just the act of hooping that took over my life, it was also how I felt while I was doing it. I still can't truly explain it, but I do know that when my emotions and life was in chaos, 5 mins of spinning that hula hoop quieted it all. Nothing had done that before. And i knew I found some sort of magic. I dreamed of being good enough to teach others to hula hoop, because I knew that others would experience what I had, I started sharing this with friends, And other fell in love with it too.
Making hula hoops came out of a necessity, I needed more hoops. For 4 years the only hula hoop i had was a 42" -turned 40" after I broke it once - giant hula hoop. I loved it but it was so big I couldn't do tricks like the escalator because its was just too big for my 5'5'' frame. So with the help of some youtube videos, I learned how. I made hula hoops for anyone who wanted one. Once someone suggested I sell my hula hoops at the local craft show, Happy Hoops became a real thing. Then before I knew it, we were doing craft shows every weekend, we were selling hula hoops online and we had sponsored hula hoopers all over the county. We were a hula hoop shop competing for the attention of the online hula hoop community,
Happy hoops had it own identity, going at its own speed, really doing its own thing, it lost its purpose. It started getting lost in the sea of sales and competition. We didn't know it but we had shifted from our purpose. And as always the universe will do whatever is necessary to realign us with what we are meant for. I am fortunate to understand this, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to take a slight step in a different direction and align with what I truly want Happy Hoops to be.
While I will still be selling hula hoops, this is no longer the focus. I am most passionate about Hand to Hand sales and teaching. I have also partnered with The Happiness Project to help provide skills to achieve sustained happiness in both adults and children through programs in schools and communities, as well as promote mental health awareness. I am pleased to announce that 10% of all Happy Hoops profits will be happily donated to support this amazing cause.
This blog is my fun little side project. I have always been a writer of sorts and this is a beautiful place to share my thoughts on this beautiful life and our fun little circles.