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102. How to… transcend the travesties.

Guys, it’s finally happening.

“What’s happening, Nova?”

I’m glad you asked!

I have a place! Things in the real world are looking up and finally starting to straighten out again. Now, in the Nova!verse, that doesn’t necessarily mean that things will stay calm, but I have learned to take that as nothing more than a fact of life. I try to wake up every day and tell myself that this day is going to be a good one… even if sometimes, I have to start off by taking a few deep breaths just to remind myself to do that. A LOT. A lot more than I would like. It’s okay, because at the end of the day, I try to do what I’ve talked about in a previous post – take the good with the bad and remind myself that I have a chance to do it all again tomorrow.

Second Life is the same way, guys. It’s the exact same way, because even though we’re playing and creating in this virtual world, even though my avatar has better body proportions than I could ever hope to have, even though we can make everything as perfect or chaotic as we want it to be with the click of a button… if we mess up, if we have a bad day, if we lose ourselves a little bit, we can just take a deep breath and start over again tomorrow. We have the opportunity to wipe the slate clean in just about every sense of the word in the virtual world.

I reinvent my avatar when I’m having a rough time. I’ve changed my store before, started releasing new products I didn’t carry previously, applied for new events and tried new clothing stores JUST because it was something new and exciting and it added the air of fun and mystery back into SL that I had forgotten. It got me into new circles, and I met new people and made new friends. And you know what? I’ll probably do it again. And again. Because why not?

The point is, things are looking up. When you find that things are looking up, cherish those times. Take some deep breaths and live in that moment as wholly and completely as you do in the bad ones, and in every other moment in between. Life is always going to have another curve ball to throw at you, and until you’re so old that you can’t remember your own name, you’re going to care about those times. They are going to effect you. And then you’re going to rise up, take some deep breaths, and have a better tomorrow. We are freakin’ warriors, guys. Life is a battle sometimes.

Right now, I’m enjoying the spoils of one of the smaller victories, and I am loving it.

Credits:

[Head][LeLUTKA]Simone v. 3.4
[Body][Belleza]Freya 5.0
[Skin][The Skinnery]Paris (Toffee)
[Lips][Izzie’s]Matte Love Lipstick
[Hair][Truth]Farryn (blondes)
[Top][Vinyl @ faMESHed]Beignet Layered Top
[Pants][Vinyl @ faMESHed]Chickory Pants
[Shoes][Agave]Stowe Sneakers
[Pose][Diversion]Morning Sun 4

[Tune][Andra Day – Rise Up]

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