I was an exotic dancer for 11 years. I had answered an ad in the paper when looking for work. I was 28 years old. I thought I'd just go in and check it out.
I learned so much about myself, about others, about competition, about beauty and it's shallowness, about men, morals, attitudes, money, society, stereotypes, sexuality, self-employment, personal limits, honesty, independence, selfishness and there's probably more.....
I learned about being human, making mistakes, forgiving others and forgiving yourself.
I learned to leave the job behind. I learned that you can start fresh anytime you want. You've only got one life, live it, develop smartness, experience what you want - and if you don't know already, you will learn when to say no.