Well, she's doing it! Min is on the road with Zippo's Circus, doing their summer festival circuit, I believe. She's learning a lot, trying to conquer severe homesickness and learning new things.
So far it seems that besides homesickness, putting up the tent has been the hardest job. The first time they attempted it, there were high winds and they ended up ripping the tent. Yikes! Now it seems they have it under control.
Min and the other students are now regularly performing daily to crowds of 500 each show.
They each have a bunk in the long circus truck which is their home away from home. We were worried she would pack it in before she even got started because she missed home so much. Luckily a package from her boyfriend, and then one from me and she seems to be doing better. I sent her a SIM card so she now has unlimited talk, text, and data with everyone back home, so she doesn't feel so isolated.
I haven't heard what all the other acts are in the circus, other than Min said there was a young man there (another student) from Mexico and was the most amazing juggler she'd ever seen. There is another girl there from France polishing her act before auditioning for a circus in France.
Here's a video of Min doing a lyra act. The hoop is way too big for her, they're trying to find a smaller one, and she filmed it at the end of the day after doing a number of shows earlier. I'm not sure if the video will work. The link seems to be taking you to her Facebook page, then you have to scroll down to see it. I don't know if you'll be able to see it.
When she posted it for us she said, "sorry I'm a little tired in it, filmed after 6 shows the other day." So she's definitely getting a workout.
Min at Zippo's