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148. You can survive anything if you put your mind to it…

We’d all be lying to ourselves if we tried to say that the people we meet here don’t matter. I know I’ve hammered this one home a few times, perhaps because it’s so important. This is a game, yes. Of course it is. I can guarantee we all don’t look like Barbie and Ken, and between you and me, I own three pairs of shoes in real life. Y’all wanna know how many Nova has? I don’t know. That’s how many. It’s probably in the triple digits.

Perhaps that’s a silly example, but you get the point, right? At some point after we joined for the shiggles, things here started to matter to us on some level. And people. People started to matter. And the thing about that is this: People can be fickle. They can be cruel. They can build you up and tear you down. Sometimes they do it on purpose. And sometimes? Sometimes not so much, but the point is, it still happens. It still happens, and we still have to deal with the aftermath of that – whatever that happens to mean for us. We always have to remember that.

But…

At the same time, we also have to remember something else: that we are strong. That we can survive the bad thing, whatever it is. We can pick up the pieces, and we can rebuild.

This year has been… rough. I think that’s probably putting it a bit too lightly. I’ve considered flying a flag outside my front door that reads, “Fuck 2020” on more than one occasion. But… I’ve been here before. I’ve faced heartache and loss and betrayal the likes of which I don’t even like to think about, and I’m still kicking. Sometimes I don’t know how. At one time, I thought it was sheer stubbornness that kept me going. But I realize now that it was something more than that. It was something inside telling me that I’ve been down this road before and I managed to survive it. I can do it again. And now that I have the right people in my corner and I’m learning to take each day as it comes, the hard ones are getting easier and easier to confront.

The best thing you can do in the face of someone or something that wants to bring you down is to be happy. The best thing you can do when you’re hurting is open up. Cry. Scream into a pillow. Let yourself heal… and then come out on the other side and step back into the sunshine.

Credits:

Nova:

[Shape]mine
[Head][LeLUTKA]Nova v 2.5
[Body][Maitreya]Lara 5.2
[Skin][[ session ]]Astrid (tone 2)
[Hair][Doux]Ubert
[Lips][WarPaint]Lip Nectar
[Tears/Redness][Izzie’s]I’m not feeling very well
[Outfit][=Zenith= @ Collabor88]Hazel Set w/ Scarf

Ember:

[Shape][.QUENBY.]Jake Shape
[Head][Catwa]Daniel v. 4.5
[Body][Belleza]Jake 2.1
[Hair][Tableau Vivant]Blue hair (browns)
[Skin][Belleza]Jake Skin
[Top][Cold Ash]Men’s Sawyer Denim Shirt (black)
[Jeans][Cold Ash]Men’s Holloway Ripped Jeans (light blue)

[Location][Walsh County]

[Tune][Maddie and Tae – Die from a Broken Heart]

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