I remember back in September I had my first audition with Hell on Heels. I remember how nervous I was and how random it was that I even found the troupe. I was on the way home from a road trip and randomly googled burlesque troupes in San Diego. I went to their page, saw that they were holding auditions and immediately emailed them off my phone. By the time I was home I had a response, and my excitement escalated and has never ceased to climb. Even now, after all these months I am overjoyed by the opportunities these girls have offered and am eternally grateful. I’ve learned so much, not just about burlesque, but about friendship, loyalty, and a few other personal lessons I’ll keep for my own reflection.