I started webcamming in 2011 because I enjoyed the thrill of it. Growing up in a small town, I had never ventured outside my comfort zone and wanted to try something new. I didn't realize I could turn camming into a career until I chatted with another woman who had extensive experience with paid sites. She told me that there was no reason not to look into paid sites and gave me a list of ones to look into.
My new puppy, Riley, had just broken his leg and needed surgery that was going to cost over $3000. Let me be clear, I had never had that kind of money in my entire life. I was living paycheck to paycheck and my family had always lived the same as well. The vet told me that if I couldn't come up with the money then the cheapest alternative would be to amputate his leg.
Heartbroken and determined to not let that happen, I went live on a webcam site called MFC and told my story to the less-than 20 people watching. Within a few days, I had enough money to get Riley the help he needed. Over the next month, I continued to work my ass off to pay his vet bills. He would make a full recovery and is still my best friend to this day.
In the beginning, I didn't make very much. I was happy to earn $30 and finally be able to put gas in my car. I was going to college, picking up shifts at 4 different jobs, and stuck in a bad relationship. Back then, I couldn't have imagined what my life would become.
Over time, I started getting more viewers during my shows and that led to more tips. On MFC, I was averaging 40-60 people when I was just chatting and around 100-200 people during explicit shows. I specifically remember my excitement on one particular weekend when I had earned $900 in 3 days. It was right before Christmas and I was able to buy my mom a new vacuum that she couldn't afford.
Around this time, my relationship started getting worse. We thought the solution was to get out of a small town. Perhaps, if we had a different life in the city maybe things would be better. Scared to tell my family and leave everything I've ever known behind, I packed a tiny Uhaul and waited until 2 days before leaving to tell my parents I would be gone. A very bittersweet moment in my life. A million regrets for the way I handled it, but I never would have known a more beautiful and free life if I had not left.
This is also the moment I decided to confess my secret career to them. Surprisingly, my family took the news rather well and have been supportive ever since. They're proud of me for running my own business and successfully so. I take pride in providing for them. They say money doesn't buy happiness, but I can sure think of a lot of problems it solves. I will make sure they don't have to worry about surviving anymore.
In 2012 I moved to Texas and started working on a new website called Chaturbate. They had just launched the year prior and there were barely any models online. I consider myself lucky for stumbling upon it in its infancy. With over 1000 people watching my first show I quickly left MFC behind.
Every year I did better than before. I taught myself valuable business skills and vowed to remain humble. The increase in income, with the help of my closest friends, finally allowed me to leave my toxic relationship and move to California. I lived life to its absolute fullest until things came to a screeching halt.
In 2018, I suffered a spine injury in a terrible accident where I had fallen 15 feet from a bridge and it nearly left me paralyzed. Thankfully, I had spent years procuring streams of reliable passive income that would help carry me to recovery. My fans were right by my side, cheering me on, and graciously offering any help they could.
With the aid of a back brace, It didn't take long for me to get back on my feet, quite literally. I was intent on returning to the path of achieving my dreams. At this point, I started to wonder, "what exactly are my dreams?" The summer of 2019 was dedicated to travel and self-exploration. During this time, I reached the conclusion that I would return to Texas to buy my first home.
I owe everything to my loyal fans. Thank you for supporting me and believing in me so I can better my life and the lives of those closest to me.