I'm going to start living with a few friends at the beginning of October. My mom knows my financial situation and asked me how I was going to afford it.

I told her the truth. I told her that I was a stripper and that was how I was paying off my debt and also paying them for the car that she and my step dad helped me buy.

Her response:

"Just don't do any scary drugs like meth or coke. I did coke once and I was pissed because I wasn't drunk anymore. Also, just promise me that once you graduate you'll look for other employment. I understand that this is a good option for you right now so that you can live the way you want to live. Just don't do it forever and don't do hard drugs okay?"