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157. Pro-tip: Know when it’s time to say goodbye… and not just to this crappy year.

It’s almost that time, y’all. We’ve almost made it to the end of the year, and if yours has been anything like mine, you’re probably exhausted, carrying on by sheer force of will simply because you can see the finish line just ahead. It’s almost over… and hopefully, we can say a nice goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021 with open arms and a little bit more hope.

But that’s not exactly what we’re going to talk about today. See, one of the most important things I learned this year – because yes, it’s possible to learn something new even when the year seems to do nothing more than kick you in the teeth – is that self-care is important. And it involves so much. One of the most health-conscious of those things is knowing when to walk away. Knowing when to walk away from stressful things, learning to walk away from stressful people. Knowing when it’s time to say goodbye and move on. It’s easier said than done in a lot of cases, but it’s so important. Extra stress and drama in either life can have a negative effect on you – your health, your outlook on the world, even your experience inside our Second Life world.

Some people equate saying goodbye and walking away as being akin to giving up or admitting failure. And that’s not right, either. Saying goodbye to something or someone who isn’t healthy for you or something that is causing you way too much stress isn’t admitting defeat. It’s not a failure. It’s difficult – that much is true – but it’s not a misstep. It says nothing bad about you as a person. In doing so, you aren’t giving up. You aren’t failing. You are taking care of yourself. You’re doing what you need to do to ensure your safety and your future, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s one of the best things you can do for yourself.

But it is hard. I’m not going to try to sugar-coat that. It’s hard, and it might suck for a little while, but just like this year, you can survive it. You will rise from it, and when you come out on the other side, you’ll feel so much better. It’s something that took me a long time to figure out, and I suppose it’s one of the good things that came out of this cluster-*!@# of a year… so I wanted to pass it on to you.

Wipe your tears, take a nice deep breath, and try to smile – we’re almost to the finish line, and we’re going to get through all of this.


[Head][LeLUTKA]Nova 2.5
[Body][Maitreya]Lara 5.2
[Skin][[ session ]]Astrid (tone 2)
[Hair][Truth]Labyrinth (blondes)
[Lips][Top1 Salon]HD Excuse Me Lipstick (Nude Pale set)
[Face][Izzie’s]I’m not feeling very well
[Top][Vinyl]Crumbles tee set (TSS Love version)
[Panties][MOMOCHUU]Dahlia Panties (cream)

[Pose][Foxcity]from Lazy set

[Tune][Dan+Shay – I Should Probably Go to Bed]

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