"So, what's your real job?" This is a question asked by the men I talk to online. Is it really that hard to believe that I can make money by dancing around and talking dirty or even talking about my day? I think most people I come across forget that even though yes I love what I do, I am also here for the money.
When I am cornered by family or friends to explain what I do for income, most of them look at me and think I am crazy. "Isn't that a scam" or "Does that actually generate money?" those are the most common questions upon knowing that I strip down to my birthday suit for money.
My family and my in-laws are very opinionated people and I know they mean well, but I find it very offensive when they constantly suggest I get a "real job." I'm sorry but the last time I checked they didn't pay me monopoly money. What is a real job anyway? Has anyone ever had a fake job? I think the close minded expectation that everyone has a 9-5 job is crazy. Not everyone has one and I surely do not want a job that makes me unhappy.
Who even cares what a real job is and what it isn't? Why does society feel like they must have control over how someone else lives their life? I personally feel that I have had more fun and a lot more confidence doing this than I ever did when I worked an acceptable job. This job has changed my views on my body. I used to be uncomfortable and have body issues. I now feel like I can walk around naked all day and be totally fine with it, not saying that I do that. I also take care of myself more. I work out every day and I eat healthy in order to keep up with the image I want to portray.
I believe we define what a job is all wrong. I believe whether or not the job is worth it should NOT be based on your job title or the fancy benefits your company decides you should have but on how happy it makes you. I may not have a job that is deemed "real" or "moral" but it more than pays my bills, allows me to travel full-time and it keeps me sane. It also allows me to do what I could not do previously. It allows me to go to bed at the same time as my husband. I appreciate my husband so much more now that we can take a breather together. Having had a "real job" I was living like a zombie and rarely saw him except on our days off.
Now if you think I would give up being a virtual stripper in order to please society you are sadly mistaken. I am happy with what I do and see no wrong in it. I have gained time with my husband and great confidence and I'm just not willing to give that up.