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Vacation, All I Ever Wanted

I’ve been staying super busy as the count down until my trip to Texas continues.  My flight is in less than a week, and my to do list  keeps growing!

Friday was World Hoop Day!  I spent it hooping at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa and making some awesome new friends.  I was inches away from staying at home because I had nobody to go with, but thankfully I decided to check my ego and just go for it.  I’m so happy that I decided to be brave, because I had a ton of fun and even did some networking.  The event was put together by Hoola for Happiness, an awesome non profit that travels all over the world spreading a message of love through hoops.  I was so happy to meet the founder, Carissa, who is way friendly and has an awesome energy.  She tried to teach me the anti-spin, but I still don’t have it like she has got it – flawless! We discussed teaming up in the future to do some great things together.  The whole day was extremely inspiring and it felt good to show my face in the community.

There were lots of people taking pictures and videos.  A few radio stations and a magazine too! I’ll post more pictures as they start to turn up, but here is one of my favorites so far.  I stuck out like a sore thumb because I was rocking red, white, and blue in honor of veterans day.

I had a blast over the weekend, but starting tomorrow it’s time to buckle down.  I just have to get everything in order over the next four days and come Friday, I can relax (for 2 weeks!). I love going home for the holidays.  I’m looking forward to making myself an awesome new playlist and snuggling in on the plane with my brand new copy of Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr. I’ve been saving it especially for the trip, haven’t even cracked it open once!

Not yet, though.  I’m not there yet!  Must keep going. Must be productive.  The rest of this post is going to be me babbling about the things I’m worrying about finishing before the trip.  (Typing it out here helps me get it out of my brain, so I can relax.)

Luckily for me, the majority of the tasks I need to handle are creative.  I have a pile of hoops to finish for myself and a bunch of eye pillows to make for Sun & Moon.  I’ve also been working on a few ideas for a new blog design, so I’d love to make some progress there before I leave too.

I’m practically finished packing already, but I’m still working on a solution for traveling with my hoop.  I’m taking a 39′ quattro troo hoop, but it doesn’t fit into my bag.  I’ve read that people have had success carrying them on, but on rare occasions they have been confiscated.  One forum suggests having the hoop in a bag to be “taken more seriously”.  I don’t want to lose my hoop, but I never want to be taken more seriously.

Probably the most important things I need to finish are getting everything in order for Odie’s boarding reservation and figuring out a plan for whoever will be taking care of my squirrels.  Oh, and getting my eating habits back in line and making a travel fitness plan.

Anybody out there going places for turkey day? Travel tips? Packing tips? Throw ’em my way.

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are feeling refreshed and ready for a brand new week.  At times I’m feeling a little chaotic getting this close to my trip, but I’m still taking a cue from my girl, Gabrielle Bernstein, and trying to just ‘let the universe do her thing’.

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