One of the things I wanted to be when I was a kid was a trapeze artist.

Not because I wanted to run away with the circus or anything. Just because I wanted to flip and fly and tumble through the air. I’ve always been fascinated with gymnasts and acrobats and longed to experience what that felt like.

But then I grew up and actually started becoming things and knew I’d never be a trapeze artist because I had learned what that really meant; and the extent of my body and my lack of training; and didn’t really think much of it except in letting people know I used to dream of it.

And then… I found about about Richie Ganoa‘s flying trapeze workshop and booked it for my next trip out to LA.

It was so amazing! It didn’t even matter that heights and I don’t entirely get along. Because, yeah, climbing the ladder was a little nerve wracking each time. But swinging from the trapeze was perfect. It was structured and fluid and beautifully free and completely wonderful.

And everyone who works with Richie is awesome. They were all so encouraging and so friendly and helpful and every single one of them made the experience really as awesome as I hoped it would be.

There are two great things about doing the things you dream of. One is the actual experience of fulfilling them. And the other is getting to come up with new dreams…

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