"Well-behaved women seldom make history."
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Monday, 16 December 2013

The Beginning (2)

Let's start from the beginning. I still remember when my friends and I went to watch the Sex and the city 2. movie in Chelsea (you can guess how long ago I started this business) In the first 5 minutes I saw the trailer of the movie Eat, pray, love.. and I still can hear the sentence saying: “Let yourself to go!” That was a sign from the Universe I needed! That time I was working in a restaurant at Notting Hill and felt I'm the hamster in the wheel that just keep turning and turning and the time just passing by. From the very first moment I felt this movie was about me – whatever the end could be. I could easily imagine myself as Julia Roberts craving for freedom, finding the way out of daily problems and live the Life in its wholeness. I wanted to take a deep breath and to feel I'm still alive!

After a couple of weeks I got an email from an agency that they were looking for girls to work in Greece as a hostess/dancer. That's it. The decision has been made. Even I knew later I'm gonna be labeled as a whore, I chose to walk on my own path without reference to anything or anybody.

I've never had the money to travel as much as I wanted and now I had the perfect offer to spend 3 months summer on the beach and earning money. I'm in!
I didn't have a single thought that it can be a scam or it could end in a very bad way. I trusted my instincts. I called the woman from the agency and she correctly answered all my questions and ensured me they are waiting for me at the airport in Athens and they take me to Loutraki were the club was located.
So I quit my restaurant job, I bought my tickets, told everyone I go for a long holiday, I packed my suitcase and jumped in the middle of the adventure. That's how everything started...

Still today I have no regrets. If I had a chance to change my life and start it again, probably I would do everything in the same way. It's not only the easy money, not even the people I've met and the places I've seen, but all the life lessons I've learned during this profession. These experiences made me strong without losing myself. They opened my eyes but kept me cautious. I've learned how to handle my limits and how to push my boundaries further. But most importantly, I've learned a lot about myself.

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