Okay, y'all. So, the last couple days, I've been in a mood. I attribute this to several factors, really: the looming date of the anniversary of gran's death and my upset that the pandemic allowed us zero room to be with her for obvious reasons, school, work, school associated with work which is not to… Continue reading 189. How to… enjoy the great outdoors (sort of).
Today marks one year since we said goodbye to my gran, but it doesn't feel like a year. The last couple days - hell, couple weeks, even - I've found myself getting so emotional over the most trivial things. Things that, simply put, just don't matter. I'll admit to being an emotional person, anyway, I… Continue reading 188. Pro-tip: Give yourself all the time you need.
In our virtual world, we're taking a little chance every time we get to know someone. We know nothing about them at first glance apart from maybe where they like to shop - how they like their avatar to look. Everything else is a bit of a gamble. Should we get to know them? Should… Continue reading 187. How to… make real friends.
So, a couple of years ago, back before I started taking photos, I hadn't really explored any of the World menus or developer menus in my viewer outside of occasionally playing with my RLV functionality and maybe turning the sun from midday to midnight if I was working on something. I know, guys. I know.… Continue reading 186. Pro-tip: (Wind)light up your life…
We're people, guys. I hate to tell you this if you weren't aware, but behind every single one of our avatars with their perfectly-in-place-always hair and their impeccable fashion sense and lavish virtual homes are people. And people get tired. They have things to do and bills to pay and weight to carry around, their… Continue reading 185. How to… hold on to what’s important.
Okay, so in this scenario, we're not talking about tripping over the sidewalk and falling on your face while your dog stares at you in abject horror. Nope. THAT would be what happened to me earlier. That kind of fall hurts. And, well, I suppose the other kinds of falls can hurt too, if you… Continue reading 184. How to… let yourself fall.
I think we have problems sometimes really going for it. Know what I mean? We adopt this attitude of "I can't" not because we can't but because we don't know where to get the resources we need to figure it out. And for some of us, that's daunting. For some, it's enough to make you… Continue reading 183. How to… start something new.
Okay y'all. I know I've been on a kick lately, and I guess all I can say about that is #sorrynotsorry. I just feel like sometimes, we just need a firm kick in our pixel ass to remind us that we didn't come here just to like... stand around on our platforms and stare at… Continue reading 182. How to… Keep the dream alive.
I think that one of the hardest things we have to do as people isn't acknowledging that we are flawed or that we might occasionally need a little bit of extra help, but actually swallowing our pride enough to admit that to others and ask for it when we need it. I think, sometimes, it's… Continue reading 181. How to… turn on the light.
If you think about it, can you remember the first time you logged into Second Life? Can you remember what it was that compelled you to create your account in the first place and start your journey in this virtual world? For me, I think there were a few reasons. A couple of my friends… Continue reading 180. How to… confront the things that you’re afraid of.