A Year of Metamorphosis: Silks, Teeth Jobs and Crochet

I almost laugh to myself because about a year ago I overhauled this site, made it all pretty then was too distracted working for other people’s projects while trying to build my own crochet business. The reality is after the murder I basically had to beg for jobs to have money to survive. To those who have employed me, thank you.

Recently I made a bit of a shift in my work load to make more time for my crochet business and hopefully have more balance. I was basically working from like 5 am till 9pm every day for months and I was left feeling pretty mentally and emotionally burnt out. Realistically had I not started learning aerial silks, I would not have lasted doing all of what I was doing for as long as I was.

Also a huge part of what happened was my teeth, I ended up making enough to make a good start on the huge mess that is my mouth. I got some veneers, a wayward canine pulled and some other stuff. And honestly it had me exhausted and in pain for months. Then there’s the IUD. I plan to share more about all of this.

Anyone following me on social media knows now that I am obsessed with the circus arts. I found a good gym with amazing teachers and students that feel like a little circus family. Im so obsessed that I have a hoop outside my bedroom door inches way from railing and silks hanging from the staircase. Its been real.

For me its a thing of freedom. I have these ever looming legal issues that I am now trying to take big steps to fix. But in spite of those I really try to live and enjoy my life and my progress with silks is evidence of that. Its a combination of my childhood obsession with climbing basically everything and my body’s apparent need for exercise.

Life is short and I’ve wanted to do aerial arts for like a decade just never had the access. Turns out its surprisingly cheap to do this on an obsessive basis in Mexico. For the silks themselves I paid less than 25 bucks for 12 meters of silks, 6 meters climbing height because you double them over. The hoop was second hand from my amiga from Argentina who is moving back, 75 USD complete with the whilrligig that makes it spin. Apparently not obsessed enough to learn the official terminology.

So I’ll keep it up probably forever, I have plans to buy a professional setup so I can setup anywhere, my rooftop garden included. I feel gifted to be able to do this despite my life situation in Mexico.

And I’ll be honest, it’s nice to have community that isn’t english speaking, from the United States here. I am comforted by the Spanish chatter and sometimes screeching that happens in those classes.

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