That’s where my stripping career began- cold calling the number in the ad from the back page of the local whats-what publication, which has since, sadly, folded. The back page was where all the strip club ads were, the hooker ads, the “massage therapists”, whatever nighttime vice you would be looking to get into it, this was the page to check out. This same back page had a running personals ad: ‘Herpes But Honest’ ; I think that ad had been on that back page for the last twenty years. Well, Mr. Herpes But Honest, I hope you have found the love of your life that appreciates your honesty.
I often wonder what my life would be like if I hadn’t given up the college scholarship that I had roped in my senior year of high school, and had ended up going to that college. I was all set to go until I had gotten the tour and seen how small the dorm rooms were. Then I freaked out. There was no way I could spend four years living in those. Or even a semester for that matter.
Oh, and one little detail- my then boyfriend, now ex-husband, was fresh out of jail and calling me once again. SMH. That had a little to do with my decision to not go. My poor mother- I broke her heart with that decision.
But still- what would I be doing right now if I had decided to stay in the safe lane? I would have missed out on all those years of dancing, that now feel almost like a dream. I would have missed out on all those adventures, all those frat parties, all those drugs, all those sexy girl on girl encounters…..
Well, considering I was going to go to an all-female college, I guess I could have still had quite a few girl-on-girl encounters… 😀
Anyways, I am not one to really dwell on the what-ifs; I think that adventures and decisions in life happen for a reason, and yes, we should guide the boat quite a bit, but ultimately your path is not 100% decided by you. I think there’s a little higher math equation going on. The key is to keep the boat from going over the waterfall, you feel me?