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You’re Such an Inspiration

I hear that a lot. “You’re such an inspiration”. Every time a big question mark appears over head. How is my life inspiring to anyone? Immediately followed by a big dollar sign. I wish I could figure out how to get paid to be an inspiration. In that same moment I am completely humbled that...... Read More

Creating Myself

I am guilty of thinking that I needed to find myself… especially after I lost myself in a relationship that crashed and burned and left me heartbroken and devastated. But as I emerged from the ashes I was re-creating myself. I was creating a healthier, stronger, more passionate me. And the more time and effort...... Read More

My First Pole Competition

Well, I did it! I entered and competed in my first pole competition. Honestly, that was the probably the scariest thing I have ever done. Last year I attended the Melee on the Bayou: Houston’s Premier Pole Dance Competition to support my friend Nicole who was competing (for the first time). I recall thinking about how terrifying...... Read More

I Have an Amazing Family

I have an amazing family. They accept me for who I am. They push me to be better. But the surest sign is to see how they love my daughter. I have felt estranged from my natural family for a while. I am far from perfect, and guess that realization was quite a disappointing reality...... Read More

Top Misconceptions OR Excuses Not to Pole or SUP

I hear it all the time… excuses not to try a pole class or stand-up paddle. Here are the top ones I hear regularly and how I usually respond when someone says it to me. I need to get in shape first. (Or: I need to lose 20lbs first.) No, you don’t need to get...... Read More

Paddling with Dolphins

When I paddle on the lake, sometimes a fish will jump up right in front of my board. It startles me everytime. And yes, sometimes I scream! I have seen videos of people paddling with dolphins jumping up near their boards and wondered how they do that… I thought if I was paddling and a...... Read More

My First Public Pole Performance

Turning forty isn’t the big deal that it used to be. But this birthday was going to be a big deal for me. I woke up on my 40th birthday laying out what I would I wear later that night. With my bag packed, I headed out. First, to hang out with a friend and...... Read More