LOL, let me start this one again, just because I love saying this: These “disgusting men” are fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, teachers, healthcare workers, white collar, blue collar, nerdy, athletic, quiet, motivational, backwoods, downtown, mini-van driving, and some are even friends.. We also cater to a female audience of respectable titles such as mothers, wives, daughters, girlfriends, etc., etc. I don’t just climb up on a table and dance sweetheart, I have a stage where patrons sit and don’t touch me. They put down their money politely or throw it up in the air like a real gentleman. A lot of them have great conversational skills too! And “disgusting money” all spends the same whether it’s brand new crisp bills or seen 1000’s stripper’s stages.
I’ve challenged myself many ways in the past with school and jobs, but going to school, barely paying all of my bills, raising a daughter, not getting ahead financially, and struggling with time is not in my plans any time soon. And for what? A job that pays a small fraction of what I make now, that requires 40 hours of work a week, and then paying off thousands of dollars in loans? Are you high? Do you hate your life that much?
Is it easy? Yes and no, but I sure do love it because of the connivence. NOt to mention the 20 years of hard work and dance to get to my performance level as an entertainer. Yes, I get money for not even taking my clothes off sometimes! So what if it is the easy way out? Are you mad because your hard work isn’t paying off the way you want it to and now you have to bring me down? That’s nice, but my job has it’s fair share of employment heartbreaks too, none which include my dignity.
I’d be dumb NOT to be dancing right now, at the ripe age of 24, having a kid and looking as amazing as I do, being a dedicated full-time mother and not losing my sense of self, getting ahead financially for my family’s future and all of our great plans. Yeah.. and I’m wasting my talent now?
“Enjoy your body - use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or what other people think of it - It’s the greatest instrument you will ever own”
– Baz Lurhmann
I do not have to explain myself, that my daughter will be proud of me no matter what I do to give us the life we deserve. The girl already knows that Mommy is a happy, dancing machine and she’s being raised in a family who shows more empathy and understanding than what you, an assumed grown adult who is anonymously word vomiting on the Internet, show. So take your nose and put it somewhere else besides my business because you’re not in my shoes living my life, baby.
It took me way too long to find that .gif of Paula so I’m going to post it a few more times and hope you get my drift.