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123. How to… do your best.

Let’s be honest here: Sometimes, the biggest, adultiest thing that you’re going to be able to do in a day is get yourself out of bed in the morning. And you know what? If that’s you today, or if it was you yesterday… if you have a sneaking suspicion that it could be you tomorrow – don’t worry about it. Pat yourself on the back for doing the thing, and then move on with your life. Things just get difficult from time to time, and when they are, you can’t blame yourself for it. Life is a total Karen when it wants to be. It will wreck your day, demand to see your manager, and make sure you’re as uncomfortable as possible.

However, as anyone who has ever worked in retail can probably tell you, the Karen will leave. Sometimes, another Karen will eventually show up in her place, but the point here is that it’s not always bad. And we can apply that to life, too. As much as you’d like to reach across that counter and shake Karen until her brain rattles, you can’t do that because assault is illegal… so what do you do? You take the next logical step. You smile on the inside, silently hope karma pays a visit to Karen later – hopefully in a grand and hilarious way – and you take a deep breath, because if you let all the Karens in the world wreck your day, you’d be in a mood so bad that your face really would get stuck that way, just like our mommas always told us.

Second Life is much the same, except that people can sometimes be worse, and situations can sometimes seem magnified beyond what they are. This is because we’re on a virtual platform. We don’t have verbal cues to follow, and most don’t think about the repercussions of their words because internet anonymity has made them feel like Superman – indestructible, untouchable, and able to do and say whatever the hell they want. When you find yourself facing a situation like this, remember that it’s temporary. Turn your brain off, pat yourself on the back, and celebrate the little accomplishments. These are but stepping stones to bigger things, after all. Do your best every day, whatever that means, and be the best version of yourself. Soon, you’ll find that the things you want are within reach, but there’s more beyond that because the sky is the limit and you won’t have anyone holding you back anymore.

Credits:

[Shape]mine
[Head][LeLUTKA]Nova
[Body][Maitreya]Lara 5.2 (w/ petite add-on)
[Skin][[ session ]]Astrid (tone 2)
[Hair][Magika]Midnight
[Lips][Izzie’s]Lipgloss (LeLutka Evo. HD)
[Eyes][Gloom. @ ROMP]Dreamy Collection
[Dress][ChicModa @ Fameshed]Carrie Dress
[Shoes][Salt&Pepper @ Equal10 Event]Ballet Dancer (nudes)

[Pose][Belyy]Venus Fly 1

[Tune][Elton John – Your Song]

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