We made it home from Japan, mostly in one piece, and I have been sleeping for about two weeks straight. It's been wonderful.
I feel like this down time has really restored me on a deep level. I am so grateful to all the folks at Fire Pixie Entertainment who supported the business during our Huis ten Bosch Fire Dancing Adventure. You guys are amazing.
I've done a few princess party shows since I got back, and it feels really good to be performing for kids again. I missed that a lot in Japan - there were a few kids in the audiences there (and I always gave them lots of love) but it was mainly adults, and there's just something about performing for kids that fills me up inside.
It's been an idyllic two weeks, but now the springtime and summertime storm is starting up with a vengeance. Wednesday we have a show at Castello di Amorosa, and today I'm doing a site inspection for a summertime luau at Trader Vic's in Emeryville. I'm quite excited to perform our new and improved, evolved and polished fire act to audiences here in the USA.
While I feel incredibly confident about the fire shows, I have to admit that two months away from aerial dancing has taken its toll. Performances on aerial fabric use very specific muscles! Fire dancing every night might keep me in shape, but it does nothing for my grip or my pull-up muscles. I know my aerial fluidity and grace will return, but it's been slow going - especially since I've been in hibernation mode recovering from the trip.
The springtime air is reviving me and I have more energy every single day. I am so grateful for this life, and so excited to see what further adventures 2013 will bring.