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Thank You 2011 - Chicago Burlesque Dancer Red Hot Annie Weinert
She really makes the wieners boil!

Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2011-12-31 10:54
Subject: Thank You 2011
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It's the last day of the year.

Wow.

2011, you taught me so much about love, friendships, and business. I found out I have 20/15 vision, lost a good friend, performed at 7 festivals (headlining 3 of them), placed in the burlesque top 50, bought a studio, won Chicago Reader's Best Burlesque, watched another one of my siblings get married, welcomed more babies into the family, vacationed in Miami, started taking aerial classes, directed my first opera burlesque, ended the year with record class registrations (over 100!), and am getting paid the highest rate for one act I've ever made tonight!

I met so many new friends, peers, clients, and other generous people this year who've had overwhelmingly positive influences on my life that I often feel like I'm getting more than my fair share. And what makes it all so humbling is that I went through one of the darkest periods of lost friendship this year...but in the end, it was the single best thing that could have ever happened to my burlesque career and Vaudezilla. Light as air, now that the criticism and negativity is gone, gone, gone!

I learned so much this year about management, communication, and boundaries. Fat has been trimmed, focus refined, and we're gearing up for 2012 to be the most business-savvy and artistically satisfying years we've ever had. (I can't wait to release our ambitious 2012 programming!)

Up, up, and away!
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