I am going to bet that y’all are betting that this post is about to go completely left.
Well, get your mind out of the gutter, Susan.
It’s been a rough couple days. I feel like a broken record with that a lot, but I expect karma will start being really freakin’ nice to me at some point soon. In any case, one of the most important (and sometimes the hardest)) thing to remember when the universe seems to be trying to take a pee in your Cheerios is that you aren’t alone in it. I’ve been so thankful to have my friends and family in SL and RL the last couple days. It didn’t matter if they were joining me on my platform o’ blogger solitude to take a photo, helping me with something for the store, or dragging me somewhere to see something awesome they thought I had to have. All of these little, normal, every day things were there with these wonderful people to remind me that I don’t have to deal with this crap by myself. I appreciate that more than any words can describe, because it makes me feel like even though the world is throwing stuff every which way, I’ve got a bubble or a shield in these wonderful people who make sure to remind me to spoil myself every once in a while, or to come out and have fun, to take some deep breaths and just let myself feel when I need to the most.
Sometimes, that’s just what you need – to break the mold a little bit and let those walls down a little bit. Sounds easier than it is, unfortunately, but it’s worth it. I’ve been trying to hold it together and keep my mind occupied for days, and you know what? That’s not how to deal with things. You just have to deal with it. And it could be messy, a complete wreck, but you still have to confront the thing. You are literally under no obligation to anyone to have to play Mary Poppins all the time. You’re not. But afterwards, once you’ve managed to cry it out or scream into your pillow or whatever it is, take a deep breath and go let yourself do something that brings you joy with people that bring you joy until you feel like the world has righted itself again.
Now, your version of joy and mine may be a little different, but we won’t mince words here.
Happy Hump Day, y’all!
[Body][Signature]Alice v. 2.1
[Skin][[ session ]]Astrid (tone 2)
[Lips][Izzie’s]Lipgloss (LeLutka Evo. HD)
[Eyes][Gloom. @ ROMP]Dreamy Collection
[Top][Vinyl @ KINKY Event]Dumpling Top
[Tune][Kimberly August – Wallflower]