Thursday, September 30, 2010

Guest Post: What Makes You Feel Hoopy -- Er, Happy?

Let the guest posting begin! Since I'm off at Hoopcamp, I thought it fitting that the first post be from a fellow hooper. Meet Katelyn, a fellow Hoop City member and a blogger in her own right at Peace Love and Leener. Also, she is a talented artist and social networker -- check out the end of her post for links. Thanks, Katelyn!

“I wish I were as creative as you” is a phrase I often hear and, as flattering as it may be, it also gets very old quickly. You see, I have the opinion that everyone has some sort of creativity in them. Whether it be the arts and crafts kind of creative or BMX biking, booger art, “even mathematics” (said by a friend but I could agree more) we all are “artsy.” It’s finding what makes you happy and running like all get out with it.

One of the more recent creative outlets I have found is hooping. When I am hooping I feel free. I feel like I can forget about a bad day and just let it all go, and put that energy into the hoop. I know there are a lot of people that think it looks silly and just don’t understand. That is okay. It doesn’t have to be hooping that makes you happy. But to me, it’s way more than just exercise. It’s an exercise for my soul. We connect. I fly.

We all have something that will make us feel the way I do while hooping. My advice is to try it all, and if it’s not for you, you’ll know. Move on and try something else. So maybe you can’t turn a box of popsicle sticks into a four-bedroom, two-story, fully loaded birdhouse -- but you can make something beautiful. I promise you that.

“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers

"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet." ~ Denis Waitley

"Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself." ~ Sara Henderson

“We have all that we require.” ~ Lao-tzu, Tao Te Ching

Peace and Love,


Peace Love and Leener

Katelyn Demidow Photography

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  1. Peace Love and LeeneSeptember 30, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Thank you so much for letting me guest blog. :) I had a blast and am glad to have a new hoop friend. :)

  2. fun guest post, i know katelyn in person, and she is amazing. her hooping has blown me away from the time she started. she is super creative in many different ways. thanks for sharing!

  3. am i ever encouraged by this! i agree with your opinion. we all have something inside to share, to give, to radiate. society structures have defined "art" and "creativity" but im sure our souls have not. wonderful post, so glad to be introduced to a new-to-me blogger and photographer!

  4. Great post, Katelyn! It's wonderful to get to know another HC hooper. :)

  5. Peace Love and LeeneOctober 2, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Thank you guys for your support! :)


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