nessa By: nessa


yes i'm wearing a hunger games shirt. yes i'm 14.... now that that's out in the open...


i seriously need to pull the hoop out more.


it's impossible to be sad while hooping.


i'm feeling better today. this week brought two friends passing well before their time and serious discussions on faith and where i stand.


right now i'm unsure, but i do know that i need to move past it all. i spent time being angry, and now it's time to find my happy place yet again.


whimsy helped me heal... and for that i'm incredibly grateful.


p.s. if you bother to view it bigger you can see the pimple adjacent to my right armpit.


p.p.s. honest to god, a bee flew in my glasses while i was taking these.

  • *tracie west* 3y

    I'm sorry for your loss too, it's crazy though what it can do, it can change things, it will change things and you seem ready, may we never, ever loose our inner girl, never, ever ever. Love this love you.
  • Johanna PRO 3y

    I need a hoop. I'm sure some hooping would solve most of my issues. Seriously, there have been so many incredibly happy shots of hooping in Flickr lately, yours is one of the most contagious.
  • damiec PRO 3y

    i know you have serious reasons to be down, and yet you are out there doing this and looking happy, at your ease and triumphant.
    i think that's pretty damned incredible. and i think you are too.
  • Cyndy Ireland Bresden 3y

    it sounds like whimsy came at just the right time for you. what a sad week for you. big hugs your way. keep rocking your positive attitude and the hoop once in a while. it looks good on you!
  • Lost in Austen 3y

    I'm gonna buy a hoola hoop today. I want somma that!
  • Meg Lyons 3y

    So that butterfly getting to soar.
  • Alexandra 3y

    I agree with you, it is impossible to not be happy while hooping!
    Sending you hugs for your losses this week. Stay positive through your hard times.
  • Meghan Davidson 3y

    i need a hoop--your photo and glee in make me sure of that. wishing you more healing.
  • ElizaBeth PRO 3y

    There are times for all that sadness, and madness and loss - but to find the ability to remember our smile and joy in the midst of it, is to celebrate life in it's balance. I'm sorry to hear you've been through such loss, but so inspired and pleased to meet the person I see shining in this image.
  • Kristin 3y

    weeeeeeeee!!!!! shaking it and finding your groove...
    you are inspiring us all.
    your losses were so great and here you are celebrating life.
  • nessa PRO 3y

    I came to flickr to find so much encouragement. Thank you, Ladies! It means the world to me.
  • Megan Fraser PRO 3y

    so glad you could step out of all that stuff and find some joy. you are totally rocking the hoop. love hunger games too! and a bee? seriously? yowza!
  • Staci Kennelly PRO 3y

    Yes to whimsy.
    Yes to being 14.
    Yes to Hunger Games.

    I am so sorry about your friends. I hate the sting of death.... hate it.
  • jennifer de ville catalano PRO 3y

    I'm so sorry for your losses...and so glad you got some healing from the hooping!
  • LauraJ 3y

    yayy for a bit of whimsy during a difficult time. all these hula hoop shots are making me jealous.
  • Naomi Wittlin 3y

    Good for you!!!
  • Beth 3y

    You always look like you are such a fun person! I'm going to go buy a hula hoop tomorrow just to have around. So sorry for your losses this week. I understand how that loss can shake your faith. Good for you for finding a way to be happy during this challenging week.
  • Danielle Kalinovksis 3y

    You have such courage and I love how you have tackled one of life's most difficult hands this week. You would never know from this photo the week you've had, your joy looks effortless.
  • willow & the daydreamer PRO 3y

    so sorry for loss of your friends. life can be so tough at times.
    love this shot ! love your spirit !
  • ~ cynthiak ~ PRO 3y

    I am so sorry for your losses. I hope you've had success finding and staying in your happy place. Hula-hooping helps for sure!
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