Hooping Again, Update. Fundraising page now live!
February 19, 2012

Just as I promised, our individual fundraising pages are live.  You can go here and donate to sponsor me to Hoop the Half Marathon with Hooping for Hope!

A little information about donations for Hooping For Hope:

  • All donations stay with Hooping for Hope.  Hooping for Hope is a stand-alone 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donations to provide free hoops to breast cancer survivors all over the country, as well as hooping classes to local breast cancer survivors.
  • As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donations are tax-deductible!
  • It only costs about $40 to make and ship a Hoop to a Breast Cancer Survivor, so any amount of donation is appreciated!
  • We accept cash, credit, and checks (payable to Hooping For Hope).
  • Hooping For Hope is always looking for Company Sponsors for the team. Find more info here on how your company can support the team tax-deductible and get free advertising on our team shirts: HFH_SponsorInfo
  • The online donation page retains a small transaction fee, so if you can only donate a small amount (and believe me $1 donations are just as exciting as any amount!) we recommend you donate via cash or check to maximize the benefit from your donation under $5.  I can take cash or check donations in person, or you can mail them to: Hooping For Hope, PO BOX 68040, Nashville TN 37206, and indicate in a note or on the check that it is support me as a hooper.
  • For more information about how to support Hooping For Hope visit here: HFH_Info

Just plain hopeless?
November 22, 2009

I have no idea why certain weird things pop into my head when they do, but it often causes me much deep thought and conversations with myself.  Recently I was thinking about how to explain how I approach most things in life.  I figured out that I’m a dichotomy of hope – though not quite the way that initially sounds.

On the one hand, I am a hopeless romantic.  Always falling in love with something or someone, and looking towards the bright side of things with a happily ever after ending.

On the other hand, I am a hopeless cynic.  Taking a jaded, realist approach that life is hard and not fair, and not allowing the real “good” around me to just simply be good.

So, while I really want things to turn out as perfectly as a romantic ideal,  I don’t actually believe it really will.  You might think that two opposing hopeless-nesses would cancel each other out.  Or do they make one just plain hopeless?  I’ve discovered one of the greatest lines that comes closest to capturing my internal hopeless struggle.  A local rocker has a new single that sticks in my head, and is good advice for everyone.

Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart.