Clumsy People Jump Through Hoops

Thank you to Urska for verbally expressing the way I’ve felt my entire life. I am honored to be part of her video.
Please share this video with everyone you know. We want to bring hope to all of the people who feel the same way we do. We are the ones in the back of the class who are too embarrassed to try because we are not the swans. I was born clumsy and no matter how many hoop skills I learn, the clumsiness will never go away. It will be with me as long as I live and people will continue to make fun of me, because they don’t understand that clumsiness is part of who I am. At 61 years old, I have finally discovered who I am and, perhaps more importantly, who I am not. I am not, nor will I ever be an elegant, graceful swan. I am Hoopdeedoo, the happy hooper, bubbling over with joy. When you see me hooping in person, you will see my hoops flying everywhere. This only adds to my joy, because I know I have conquered the clumsiness … not by getting rid of it to become “perfect,” but by embracing it as part of who I am … an imperfect person full of joy. For me, hooping is all about the joy. It is a joy that God poured into me when he gave me the gift of hooping. It is a joy that I want to spread to everyone. It is a joy that has become my strength.

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6 Responses to Clumsy People Jump Through Hoops

  1. I love your attitude! You are a true inspiration.

  2. Katie Brumbaugh says:

    This video made me cry!!! I’m 58, and I’ve been hooping for a few years . It’s lonely sometimes because it seems there is no one my age doing this. But it brings me joy, and fulfillment…so I keep on. Thank you for this inspiring video- I don’t feel so isolated in my later life endeavor to create something wonderful!

    • Pam says:

      Hi Katie,
      Thanks for your comments. I can identify with the loneliness. Most of the time I hoop alone. If it brings you joy, don’t ever stop. That’s the same way I feel.
      Make a video of you hooping and I’ll put it on my website :)
      Pam

  3. Dean says:

    Hi Pam! Love your videos! Thank you so much for you generosity. I don’t even have a hoop yet, but I just know I am going to love it as soon as I can get one… or two!

    And thanks for sharing this TEDx talk too. Great stuff!

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