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  • I miss you guys!

    Posted by Foxy_Rei on January 4, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Hey everyone,

    I know there’s a lot of people reading this going, "Who the heck is this?" Quick intro – I’m Foxy Rei; started poling March of ’09, was at it for several months and active here, then hit a rocky spot in my life and haven’t been on the pole or the forums since.

    For everyone that does know me, I’ve really missed everyone and missed poling. My pole stayed in its place in my bedroom this entire time glaring at me every time I walked by it (Ok, maybe not really, but I was feeling guilty). Stress at work caused me to quit my job and then turned into even more stress everywhere else in my life. Between having a 2 year-old, financial problems (from the economy and the job situation), and the added tension making more fights pop up with my husband and I, I kinda hit a depressed streak.

    But things are starting to look up (a little). I got a job working as a substitute teacher – hours are random, but it’s income. I’m trying to pull myself up out of the emotional rut I put myself in the last few months. And with the new year here, I made a resolution to get back on the pole.

    I was poking around YouTube and ran across Veena’s videos, including the one of the Christmas Pole Jam. I was so heartbroken that I missed it – I remember everyone talking about doing one for months. And in DC, too! I live in upstate NY, I could’ve come! I’m SO going if there’s another one.

    I literally cried watching the videos. So I thought I’d drop by and leave a quick note… I’m going to try to stop in here more often, it’s not like I don’t have the time or anything.

    Thanks everyone!

    Foxy_Rei replied 14 years, 3 months ago 10 Members · 10 Replies
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  • adamseve

    January 4, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Hey there Foxy,

    Like you I stopped poling and made a resolution to get back on the pole. If you’d like we can be a support for one another as we get started again.

    Things are going to continue to get better for you…Just believe it and claim it. Depression is so easy to fall into…don’t let it engulf you. Like you, I was headed in that direction when my Dad died. It hurts, but I know he wouldn’t want me to ge that way.

    Hang in there.

    Adam’s Eve

  • RoxyPink

    January 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve been wondering what happened to both of you!!!! Yes you need to get back on the pole and I’m glad things are looking up…even if only a little!!

  • amcut

    January 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Glad you’re doing better, Foxy.

    And I’m.. really glad that both of y’all are getting back on the pole. Only harm can come from ignoring the 300$ fitness and fun investment. only harm.

  • Sabrina

    January 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    You’re very very strong for enduring what you are, pushing through and not letting it get the best of you, even if it gets you down for a bit – GOOD ON YOU!!!! Do get back up on that pole – it’s the best.

    Come back for love and support – you never know who’s going to need you to cheer them up

  • untamedshrew

    January 4, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Welcome back! I’ve been pretty much off the pole since July. Illnesses, dental work, muscle spasms and an "irritated bone" in my hand broke a good 6 month stride on the pole. I’ve put on 9 lbs and my pants have gotten tight. I haven’t been able to get back in the groove after each set back. But it’s a new year; we can start fresh, we’re re-viginized!

  • Veena

    January 4, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I’m sorry your feeling down If it makes you feel better Foxy, I bet your trip to DC would have been canceled because of the snowstorm… so you may have missed it anyway. I’m sure things will get better soon.

  • MissHoneyrider

    January 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm
  • Gsylass

    January 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Foxy!! So nice to hear from you! And Amcut, missed you too! Glad to hear about the teaching job, hope you feel better soon. Love ya both!

  • SissyBuns

    January 12, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    This is wierd because I was just thinking about you Foxy and wondering what happened to you. I hope you feel better soon. With the time you have, hop back on that bad boy and get your body moving again. It will help with your mood too. But I don’t have to tell you that, right?

  • Foxy_Rei

    January 17, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Wow, thanks for all the replies! I feel loved

    I’ve been on the pole a few times again, but was really disappointed when I found out I lost just about all of my grip and strength. I couldn’t even do a pole sit! (of course, it being January in upstate NY doesn’t help, either) So I’m forcing myself to take it slow; just because I could do a superman fall before, doesn’t mean I should try it at this point. I’ve been also making myself stretch (I wasn’t doing that at all before ) and I’ve been doing leg lifts to get my ab strength back.

    And on a random note, I’m toying with the idea of treating myself to going to the USPDF finals in March and a workshop. I’d love to meet Fleur or Karol! NYC is only a 4-hour drive away… But I’m not sure when the sales end, and I’d be going alone *sigh* Maybe next year…

    Thanks for all the encouragement, everyone, maybe I’ll catch people in chat one of these days!

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