memarilynGreetings for 2013! May this year be filled with Love, Beauty, Health, Wealth, Success, Magic, Passion, Joy and all our hearts desires manifested in reality. I’m turning over many new leaves as some of my close friends know. I have opened my life up to the possibilities that are crying for attention. These things reside in areas of my life that I have only been able to attend to sporadically because of my job. I’m a Registered Nurse by profession, but I stopped working in September of 2012 in order to focus on my family and concentrate on endeavors that make me happy.

Indeed it is not a picnic struggling financially, but the fact that my house looks like a home (I finally had a housewarming/Xmas party here after over a year of living here), and I have been able to sleep and have better quality relationships with my loved ones, has made me even more determined to find a way in life without returning to work as a nurse. I’m putting it out there: I want to work exclusively in the Arts. I will work exclusively in the Arts. I work exclusively in the Arts.

So far 2013 has been a full year! I stepped into it, in character as Marilyn Monroe (one of my many alter egos) and performed “Diamonds” at the lovely bar in Chinatown, “Apotheke”. The next day, an interview for the radio program, “Rew & Who?” at Ottos Shrunken Head. On January 3rd I had my birthday (half century!) and the following night performed at Le Poisson Rouge with a bevy of beautiful Capricorn sisters; Minnie Tonka, Rosie 151, Sizzle Dizzle, Beelzebabe, Doctor Lucky, Grand Mafun, Peekaboo Pointe, Rosey La Rouge, Dulce De Leche, Tawdry Owl and one Capricorn brother (Burke Heffner)! The show felt like a party with all of our happy energy and jokes about being too organized (we were stage ready 45 minutes before we had to go on!). There was a wonderful turnout of our friends, family and burlesque community, even on the notoriously difficult “first week after New Year”. Most people just want to stay home and nurse their hangovers. We had a near full house. I know we were all feeling loved and blessed that evening. What a delightful way to celebrate our birthdays, and the New Year.

May we all grow and evolve and learn good new tricks that make things better for all of us. Let’s reap the benefits of our intelligence and wreak havoc on the unsatisfactory status quo! Be the person you want your 12-year-old self to admire. You’d be surprised what a great person that is!

Love and Purrs!

Kat Mon Dieu

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