Blogging · SL Survival Guide

96. How to… dip your toes into the water.

Y’all… it’s been a long couple days. A long, long, long couple of days. I’m sitting here writing this in the middle of a thunderstorm because why not? We have some stuff going on in real life (who’s not surprised?) and a bit of craziness to handle, and at times like this, I’m never sure whether I should be frustrated that I feel like the world is always caving in or like… worried. I’d like to think I’m sitting somewhere in the middle, but who knows?

In spite of everything, I’m still trying to keep my head above the metaphorical water. I started my business in real life. Things seem to be going well, and I’m trying not to let anxiety and PTSD-brain lead me to believe that everything is going to blow up in my face simply because that’s usually how it works. I’m doing a new thing, and new things are always scary, right?

Which leads me to today’s point. Don’t not do the thing, guys. In real life, yeah, but also in Second Life. Fun fact: I am legally blind, but I’ve taught myself how to use Blender almost entirely through Youtube videos so far, simply because I thought it would be fun to make things here. I started painting again in real life, simply because I hadn’t done so in a while. I even ventured away from my usual staple clothing stores in SL and went shopping at some places that were new-to-me, which in itself is a pretty big thing. I started a business in RL… mainly because I was tired of the politics behind working for other people in my industry, but mostly because I wanted to do the thing I loved without restraints. It’s terrifying and wonderful and so many other things all at once.

Moral of the story? You have no reason not to have plenty of adventures and do the things that you love. Not a person. Not a thing. Life can get you down sometimes, and it sucks. It may even kick you a few times… and that’s okay. Just remember… don’t be afraid to let yourself try. You might come out of the other end of the tunnel with a whole new outlook.

Credits:

[Shape][Divine Transformations]Nova Shape **custom**
[Head][LeLUTKA]Simone v. 3.4
[Body][Belleza]Freya 5.0
[Skin][The Skinnery]Paris (Toffee)
[Lips][Izzie’s]Matte Love Lipstick
[Hair][Magika]Faye
[Tattoo][Dappa]Saku (no longer available)
[Top][neve by ColdLogic @ faMESHedX]bienvenidos word
[Bottom][neve by ColdLogic @ faMESHedX]bienvenidos dye *worn but not pictured

*note – photo is in black and white. please check it out for yourself. you can mix&match!

[Pose][Diversion]from Beachin’ set

[Location][The Getaway]

[Tune][Miley Cyrus – Malibu]

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