As much as I adore the fanfare of birthdays, more so throwing them for others rather than being on the receiving end; this year is important to me and I will be making a big deal about it. I know I say that every year and almost never do anything to celebrate aside from sleeping in past noon, but this time I’m quite serious. In 30 days, I will finally be passing a huge milestone in my life and career.

I remember 10 years ago, sitting in the waiting room of Dominant Divas. The very first dungeon I worked for, with an admittedly very cheesy name. Nevertheless, they were close enough to my home to make it a viable workplace and willing, at the very least to interview an ambitious and newly 18 kinkophile.

The interview questions for the job were all quite typical, feeling more like an interview for a receptionist position than for that of a woman who wanted to be elbow deep in latex and urethral sounds; education, experience, availability and the obligatory “where do you see yourself in 10 years?”.

My answer was an immediate – I plan on running my own dungeon!

With a laugh in her voice, my interviewer kindly informed me that this is a transient job at best!  Girls come and go like the change in the wind, but rarely do they really stick BDSM long enough to make it a career.  She continued, I should probably just have fun with it for now and consider a more serious career for the long-term.  Oh my….

I knew at that moment, she didn’t deserve to run this dungeon – or any dungeon – with a mindset like that.  At the time, I wanted the job so badly (or at least, access to their equipment and customers) that I kept my mouth shut. I vaguely remember biting my tongue so hard I could taste blood as I let her comments pass without so much as a blink.

Save the ‘more serious careers’ for those who have a pressing need to contribute something more holistic, I crave entertainment and stimulation, normalcy just doesn’t work for me, and yes, even at 18 I already knew that, and I proceeded to steal the vast majority of her client base simply because everyone wanted to see the “new Mistress with the good attitude” – a comment I overheard on the phone one day.

10 years later, Dominant Divas is long closed (no surprise) and here I remain, celebrating this fabulous milestone.

I’d like to spend the next 30 days indulging in what I love most, and as busy as I normally am, especially this time of year, I’d love to spend it with the ones I enjoy my time with. If you’re feeling kinky and need to scratch that pervy itch, my energy is quite high and I’d love to use some of it up. What better gift than offering yourself up as a plaything for my celebratory occasion?

And if you’re the sentimental type who’s inclined to send your well wishes my way or simply offer a polite token of gratitude, my wish lists can be found on my website here: http://victoriarage.com/WishList.html

…though I’d much prefer having you darken my dungeon door step 😉