We Can Rebuild Her
Better than she was before… Better, Stronger, Happier. A Breast Cancer Journal

Intersecting Rings

I made my very first hoop yesterday and headed, shyly, to the park to test it out. I had hoped the park would be empty. But no such luck. As I stood building up my nerve, a stranger inquired about dog tricks. I answered politely, found some space and gave the hoop a timid spin. My embarrassment subsided and I soon had the park to myself. Then I spotted a woman and a gaggle of children. All clearly watching me from down the street. I turned away, embarrassed, and continued spinning-and-dropping with my back to the eyes. When I turned back, minutes later, the woman was spinning-and-dropping a hoop of her own. In her driveway. With the gaggle of children. How cool is that? p.s. Turns out my home-made hoop is slightly small, slightly light and slightly pointed. But absolutely dandy, for the whopping $5 it cost me.

More hooping here.

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

Tags: , , ,

Andrea Posted by Andrea July 7, 2011

July 7, 2011 at 7:29 am.


  • http://twitter.com/bobledrew Bob LeDrew

    I don’t often quote Seth Godin. But your post evoked this one for me:u00a0http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/06/guy-3.htmlu00a0

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    That made me laugh, Bob. Thanks. I love the urgency as the newcomers RUN to join the mob.n(I guess Guy #3 does make all the difference as our hooping mob stopped at 2 ;o)).n

  • Andree O’Donnell

    WooHoo! Can’t wait to see the new hoop. I have been wanting to make my own hoop…please teach me?

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    I’m sure our hacky home-made hoops aren’t up to your fancy hooping tricks, but I’ll be happy to fill you in next time we see you.