Well, I am way overdue for a post. Things have been happily busy around here. However, I’m not feeling to wordy today so, I’m gonna let some pics do most of the talking…
There was halloween:
We went to a poker tournament, which Beast took down! In fact, he won the tournament the next night too. He is currently number 1 in the league, w00t!
Then I got to meet a childhood hero, Olympic Gymnast, Shannon Miller. She is currently doing a project called the Seize the Day Experience. She is celebrating each day as a cancer survivor by Seizing the Day with other cancer survivors. One of the experiences was flying on the trapeze. Pop on over to her website to read about the series at http://shannonmillerlifestyle.com/my-journey/seize-the-day.
And, last but definitely not least, I finally got my glass workshop set up:
This has been the result of last week’s tinkering:
Now, I gotta run, it’s flying time. What have you been up to?
So, it’s Labor Day. I’ve been working all weekend so it’s nice that today is a day off. Since it’s Labor Day, I thought it would be good to talk about what I do. I am a trapeze instructor. This job is a dream job for me. I am so thrilled that I get to share my love of trapeze with others. I get to be outside and help encourage others to try something new, exciting, and sometimes scary. The number one priority of my job is to keep people safe. Sometimes I work the safety lines and sometimes I work the board helping people take off.
The best part of my job is watching people stare fear in the face and overcome it. By far, the most common phrase I hear is “I am afraid of heights”. The truth is, according to Wikipedia and other online sources, only 2-5% of the general population suffers from acrophobia or an extreme/irrational fear of flying. However, some polls show the percentage of fear of heights to be in the 40-50% range. When I am working the board I hear it from closer to 80% of people. I regularly see tears, terror and fear in the faces of many people after they climb the ladder to the platform. And after the swing I see triumph, joy, and exhilaration. That is amazing!
Beast has been coming to some of our classes lately to do some photography projects. This is a time lapse photography video of the catching portion of the 10 am class on 9/4/2011. All photos and video created by Beast.
So, do you love what you do and do what you love? If not, what would be your dream job?