I just finished my second day in a row of kicking ass on this hoop making. I have to make an average of six per day every single day for the next sixty days to produce 400 hoops. (It used to be 500, but I lowered the bar in a panic. 500 is 8 per day)! Yesterday I made ten, and today I made eleven! I'm trying to get ahead of the game. I'm going to feel so good if I can meet or exceed my goal!
It's hard, there's no denying that. My hands hurt. My entire back is aching and I cut myself twice. I'm pretty happy with the way it feels, though. I found myself falling into a natural rhythm of breathing with the taping. It can be very meditative, and a form of color therapy, to make ten hoops in a row.
Plus, it takes a hundred foot roll of tubing to make ten hoops, and those cost $30-$35. So just about every day I gotta go buy one of these things. That's the most stressful part, coming up with that money. The tubing is a daily expense and pretty soon here I'm going to have to drop $$$ on tape and that will likely happen several times over the next sixty days. It's scary. Originally I wanted to quit my job at the end of May but now I think I will have to work into June to be able to afford supplies.
I'm feeling pretty good though, after two days of this new lifestyle where I make as many hoops per day as I can. Tomorrow I'm going to buy two hundred foot rolls and see if I can make more than 11. :D
There were only two kids at my class today. I will have to market that more heavily this week. I did however sell a beginner adult hoop. I also got an order for two more hoops so that will help with the tubing purchasing. Keep this train going!
I have been enjoying making so many different color combinations. With as many tapes as I have, the number of ways I can combine them is almost infinite! I have been playing with new patterns that aren't strictly tape or time efficient but they sure are pretty. The feeling of finishing a hoop, and seeing the beautiful circle, so flashy and colorful, is a wonderful feeling. I play with each one before adding it to the stack!