For the first time since we’ve been on the road I’m starting to feel like we are part of a community, rather than being people visiting a community. We have friends here – some close ones too.
Our social scene developed almost exclusively through the circus arts community in Austin. Before we arrived Ayo had researched the hooping scene, which is pretty intertwined with the other flow arts such as poi, fire spinning, juggling, and acroyoga.
On Sundays you can find us at C.U. @ Circus in Zilker Park. Wednesdays at Longhorn Circus by the UT Tower, and on Fridays by the Palmer Events Center at Acro Jam. In between we’re hanging out with people that we’ve met through those circles and others. Watch this 40 second video. You won’t regret it.
Our community here is fun, energetic (of necessity), athletic and eclectic. One of the founders of Longhorn Circus is studying Geosystems Engineering and Hydrology, while another teaches juggling. Some are software developers while others own yoga studios and wait tables. Diverse.
Having an active long-term (for us!) community of like-minded people is a treat, and we’re digging the change of pace. Or at least I am. Ayo is enjoying it too, but she’s spending much of April traveling for Faces of Israel. Check out her crazy, crazy schedule! In the meantime, I’m enjoying Austin on behalf of the two of us.
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