Confessions of an Aerial Addict

I’m sat here sipping my coffee, having come straight from work to the climbing centre, watching videos on the safe way to get into an Arabesque…because I’ve become an aerial addict.

In February 2016 I had the fortune of being taken to see Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall for a Christmas present. My grandma and my sister also had the pleasure of attending the same show, but it didn’t quite change their life as it did mine.

My 2016 New Years Resolution was to stop wishing for things, and to start doing them. I had long fallen in love with theatre, but never joined an amateur dramatics society to try it out. Instead I would leave feeling that sense of excitement and sadness that it was a world I didn’t live in. So when I left Cirque Du Soleil with the same sense of amazement and longing, I refused to feel sad.

My sister and I shared a hotel room that night, and we giggled away attempting to do the splits and doing forward rolls on our single beds, trying not to fall off.

The following day I searched “dancing in the air”.

I wasn’t sure what to search, and then I happened upon several articles of people trying out this new fad of ‘aerial yoga’, from there my search led me to a local circus school, specialising in Aerial Silks and Hoop.

Just under two years later I’m sitting in a coffee shop taking notes as I undertake my Beginner Instructors Course.

Because I love this photo. Throwback to Tuesday. #aerialhoop #Halloween #lovelife

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This is of course at the same time as I carry on with my unfinished NaNoWriMo novel. Because I refuse not to do things and not get a chance to live in world I want to be apart of. And if it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out. I’m fine with that. But I don’t want to miss out on experiences that I wish to try.

And when I next go to the theatre and the familiar feeling of longing and sadness for an experience I haven’t had the pleasure to enjoy, then I will try hunt down a local theatre school.

Oh, and I have my grade 2 piano exam on Friday

Unsurprisingly, my aim for this year is to do less.

The challenge. 60 books. 1 year. 1 blog post per book. 1 review per book. Click here to see my Goodreads profile.

Previously read: Torn (A Wicked Trilogy no.2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Currently reading: Brave (A Wicked Trilogy no.3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

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