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Mayhem, Money, and Gratitude - Chicago Burlesque Dancer Red Hot Annie Weinert
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2011-06-02 13:07
Subject: Mayhem, Money, and Gratitude
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Aside from some general mayhem and grumpiness over the weekend, it was a super productive, very fulfilling week. Oh, and there's still a couple days left.

Business has really picked up. Just closed the books on my best May ever, which always makes me happy, even if it is just by a small margin like $50-100! This makes me feel really good, really optimistic about the future, because I'm also on pace to have the best year yet - even with all the new costs of owning a studio!

I've been thinking a lot about applying to NYBF or Montreal Burlesque Fest, but I've decided against it. I don't think I'm going to apply to anything else this year - I've already done 7 festivals (3 of which I had the honor of headlining!). So I think my 2011 travel quota is reached. Although...I'm still weighing the idea of going to BurlyCon, but 2011 is a vacation year, so I suspect I'll end up saving my pennies for K & my sunny Miami trip in November, instead...since plane tickets are, like, $600 each.

Money is obviously on my mind a lot lately, but I feel really good about it. That we can afford a studio or plane tickets (let alone all the traveling I did earlier in the year) is good fortune, and I feel very grateful for it.

I'm also grateful that things have been ticking into place over the last month, without so much as a wishful look. I'm excited that our photographer is finally taking the leap into self-employment, as she's someone who I strongly believe has the chutzpah to make a living in this lifestyle. The Chamber of Commerce meetings & Women's Networking groups I belong to seem to be pouring new work & inspiration into my lap faster than I can empty it. Again, grateful. Not to mention the private parties that are keeping my people busy! :)

Last week, I got a flash of inspiration followed by several confirmations about reorganizing some internal Vaudezilla personnel that I think is going to benefit us so much this Summer/Fall and into the future. That I have people who can roll with it, inspire it, and bring it to fruition...grateful, so grateful.

I have definitely eyed from afar the belief that when you are on the right path, things become easier. I'm feeling so positive this week, so sure about the future. Thank you to everyone who's been part of the journey so far! :)
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User: snickersaddict
Date: 2011-06-02 19:50 (UTC)
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"I have definitely eyed from afar the belief that when you are on the right path, things become easier."

This is a belief that I share. I always mention to people that I know I'm on the right path when things just fall into path, where it's almost effortless.

I have a strong gut feeling that this summer is going to change a lot of lives.
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
User: redhotannie
Date: 2011-06-02 19:53 (UTC)
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Me, too. I can feel it in the air!
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