Embracing Resilience: The Life Lessons of Flow Arts

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In the captivating world of Flow Arts, there's a valuable lesson hidden within every drop, stumble, and missed beat: resilience. Yes, you heard that right – resilience isn't just about bouncing back from failure; it's about embracing the journey, mistakes and all, and finding the strength to keep going. So, let's dive into the wonderful world of Flow Arts and uncover the powerful life lessons they teach us about resilience.

Our family and our business are going through what is known in the corporate world as a restructuring phase. What that really means is picking up the pieces after everything falls apart. 

It happens to all of us at some point or another. You have a plan, and it seems like a good plan but then just like that, everything changes and the life you knew is no more. You lose your job, an eviction notice comes in the mail, your business fails, your relationship falls apart... big changes are hard. 

But the way we survive those big changes is through resilience. 

Resilience doesn't just show up when tough times come, it is something you build a little at a time. Every time you face a small challenge, you are building up your skills for when the big things happen. 

In Flow Arts, we learn to embrace failure as a natural part of the learning process. We understand that it's okay to stumble, fumble, and yes, even drop our props from time to time. After all, it's through our mistakes that we grow, learn, and ultimately, succeed. So, the next time you drop your poi or miss a catch with your devil sticks, remember this: you're not failing – you're learning. And that, my friend, is the essence of resilience.

Let's talk about dropping. Yes, dropping – that inevitable part of the process that we all dread at first. Whether you're learning to spin poi, juggle with devil sticks, or dance with a hoop, dropping is simply part of the journey. But here's the thing: every drop is a lesson in resilience. It's a reminder that failure is not the end of the road; it's just a stepping stone on the path to mastery.

The Dream Wandz team has faced many challenges through the years, both as a family and individually. Right now we are facing homelessness and the loss of our business space. We are doing everything we can to keep focused on the future, but it isn't easy. 

We have no idea how we are going to keep making flowersticks while living in an rv, we just know that we are. 

And flowersticks are part of the reason that we know this. When each of us picked up our first set of stix, we had no idea what we were doing. 

And of course the first thing we did was drop them. 

Everybody does. 

Those first few times with a set of flower sticks you drop so much it feels like your baton is on the ground more than it is in the air. It is just one failure after another, if you choose to look at it that way. 

This is where a lot of people put their sticks down and walk away, and thus ends their flow arts journey. They look at someone who has put in years of practice, and recovered from millions of drops and think "I'm no good at this." 

Those same people will look at a famous artist, or writer, or businessman the exact same way. As if they were born with a paint brush, or a pen, or a briefcase in their hand - but every successful person you know has had their failures. They just kept picking up their tools and trying again. 

Resilience in Flow Arts goes beyond just bouncing back from failure – it's about cultivating a mindset of perseverance and determination. It's about showing up, day after day, even when things get tough. Because let's face it – mastering Flow Arts takes time, patience, and a whole lot of practice. But with each practice session, each drop, and each small improvement, we're building resilience muscles that will serve us well in all areas of life.

And here's the beautiful thing about resilience – it's not something we're born with; it's something we cultivate over time. Just like we start off as clumsy beginners in Flow Arts, we all start off as beginners in the game of life. But with resilience as our guide, we can overcome obstacles, navigate challenges, and ultimately, achieve our dreams.

Just like we kept picking up our flowersticks when we were first learning. Just like we keep picking up our stix today to take another try at that new move. 

And it is with that same flow arts spirit that the Dream Wandz team embarks on the next phase of our journey in life: figuring out how to keep making Dream Wandz while living in an rv. 

So, the next time life throws you a curveball, remember the lessons of Flow Arts. Embrace failure as a natural part of the journey. Show up, even when it's hard. And above all, keep going – because resilience isn't about never falling; it's about always getting back up. And with a little bit of resilience and a whole lot of determination, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

So go ahead, drop those poi, fumble those devil sticks, and stumble through your hoop routine – because every mistake is just another opportunity to grow, learn, and become stronger than ever before. And remember, in the end, it's not about how many times you fall; it's about how many times you get back up.

So here's to resilience, in Flow Arts and in life. Keep flowing, keep growing, and never forget that the journey is just as important as the destination.

                                        Much Love, 

                                                The Dream Wandz Team

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