I ordered my first fire staff in February of 2011. What came instead was my beautiful daughter. My staff arrived in March finally, but with all the new responsibilities at home I hardly practiced. It didn't become a daily to practice until about late April. Since then I've just been doing what I can figure out from friends and assorted tutorials.
I enjoy contact. When someone asks me what contact staffing is I tell them 'it's the art of dropping the staff over and over without letting it fall'.
I don't dance. I can't dance.
I can do this. This makes me happy.