I am proud to announce Strip Club Journals is now sponsoring Janine Jericho. She will be at EDI West in Denver June 23-25 and the Gentlemen’s Club Expo in August in Las Vegas.
Janine has many other tour dates between now and August so make sure and check out her tour calendar on her website. This international feature entertainer is someone I am happy to add to the Strip Club Journals network.
Here I sit in my bed at home in Las Vegas writing on my new laptop. My birthday was last Friday and over the weekend was Exxxotica Denver, so it has been busy to say the least. Plus, I recently got a new rescue dog so leaving home for a work trip was extremely more difficult than normal.
In my daily life, I am ordinary and work from home mostly alone and love it. After years in dark bars surrounded by drunken people who are unpredictable, I enjoy being in a controlled environment. Conventions are the part of my career I push myself to go out of my comfort zone and be surrounded by people again. My nerves are apparent, but I doubt people know why I am nervous. It took me till this past weekend to realize going out of my ordinary controlled environment I have created here in Las Vegas causes me social anxiety. I love to travel and go places for fun, but mix in work and having to talk to people and I turn into a bit of a wreck.
After this realization I felt a bit of relief, but I cannot say I have found a solution. Today has been a day of self-care and loving myself for conquering my comfort zone. Starbucks, laser hair removal, chiropractor, quality time with the dogs, and a trip to the medical marijuana dispensary have all been apart of my day of getting back into my ordinary groove. I love my life at home and have finally created a life I do not feel like I need a vacation from.
As I lay here in Washington DC at Morrison Clark Inn, originally built in 1864, I am wondering if a shower will even be possible this late morning. Since I checked in on Friday night, there has only been hot water for one shower. For being downtown in the capital city, this is a beautiful building, but the upkeep of the building is beyond sub par. Yesterday morning as I was leaving for the day, there was another guest extremely not happy upon check out due to the AC in his room not working. Even the maid service is sub par. It is Monday morning and our room has yet to be cleaned, but the maid did wake us up twice this morning and walk in on us sleeping. (Last night I had to go to the front desk to ask to have our room cleaned and they offered to give me linens to change my own bed before finding someone else who actually works here to do so after I refused.
I hope to find resolution to these issues before we leave Washington DC tomorrow. So far, this hotel and it’s other 5 or 6 sister hotels will be on my do not consider list, which is rare and very short. Walking through the inn and around the outside is more than enough to experience its beauty without having to deal with the headaches and fancy price. This is a perfect example of why chain hotels are preferred by many.
People around the nation are frantically preparing for the holiday season. Especially, New Year’s Eve which is known for its extravagant parties. Monroe’s of Palm Beach(Adult Club Of The Year) has put together a party with an amazing line up for this New Year’s Eve. Natasha Nova(Miss Pole Champ USA 2015) will be featuring for her first New Year’s Eve show and Christina Aguchi will be co-hosting the night.
“My New Year’s resolution this year is to travel as much as possible and see as much of the world as I can. This will be my first New Year’s Eve featuring and I could not be more honored and excited to get to share the stage with the talented Miss Christina Aguchi.” ~Natasha Nova
This party is not one to miss, even Natasha Nova is excited for New Year’s at Monroe’s of Palm Beach.
The past few months have been filled with travels, but unlike usual this time I was not just traveling: I was moving. This means I have had no home for this time period(40 days may seem short, but it felt like a whole separate lifetime). People tend to forget the stress of not having the security of a home, real meals, and sleeping in your own bed. Especially, when they are used to you traveling often. People take for granted what they do not know is sacred until it is taken away. I went from having three homes in two different states to homelessness, half by design and half by life lessons and poor choices. And to top it all off, finances had absolutely no part in the equation.
Finally this past weekend, I moved into my own condo in Vegas. This is the first time I have lived alone since I stripped in small town Oregon. It is extremely ironic, after I disappear for over a year to recover from stripping, people still expect the actions of a stripper out of me. In actuality it is the complete opposite. I just want to write and cook casseroles in my pajamas with my puppy at home. I worked for years in small town Oregon from 10pm-2am almost every night to get to where I am today. People do not see the hard work I have put in to be where I am today and often they take my efforts in vain and/or for granted. No I do not want to go out at night to get drunk and talk to people because that feels like stripping with my clothes on. Who wants to work for free?!? I drank mostly to forget stripping and make it the most profitable experience as possible. Why do people who live ordinary lives expect people in the adult industry to not have the desire or need for a little ordinary too?
“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~Maya Angelou