Yesterday, I lost my gran. We're still stuck in the house, doing our due diligence with social distancing to help save the world and whatnot, but even us introverts want to escape from time to time. In my case, this is ten-fold in light of the train wreck that has been the last couple weeks...and… Continue reading 60. How to… find things to smile about.
There comes a point in time when you have to admit to yourself that something somewhere has gone horribly wrong and you can no longer pull the metaphorical blanket over your head like you did when you were a little kid scared a monster would come out of the closet. That worked when you were… Continue reading 54. How to… reclaim yourself.
Okay, so we all get it. It's a game. I've had that debate here, and I've also mentioned that I've got friends in both Second Life and WoW who met through the game and are married in real life, so I'm definitely in the camp that things here can transpire to be more than simply… Continue reading 45. How to… play the game.
Okay... I couldn't help myself. I wanted to give myself a little bit of a giggle in light of the fact that it's been a rough couple of days. We'll be heading to North Carolina in a few hours to deal with a family emergency, taking a risk we know we shouldn't be taking because… Continue reading 42. How to… answer the ultimate question.
Sorry guys. I can't help it. This song has been stuck in my head since I saw the graphic on this t-shirt dress last night so that's that. I've had a migraine since Friday and at one point was certain that I was going to die. At another, I was certain I would do some… Continue reading 38. How to… shine some light…
So, it's true. The dark side does have cookies. Really though, I'm not talking about going out and clobbering that irritating coworker in the kneecaps with a baseball bat. I'm talking about having a little fun. Sometimes I see people post things about SL fashion like "Well I'd never wear this in real life!" or… Continue reading 33. How to… embrace the dark side.
Second Life has exactly zero chill sometimes, guys. I'm sure that any of us who have been around for more than five minutes have figured that out. And I suppose we all have our ways of coping with it while still sticking around the grid to hang out with our friends and fawn over our… Continue reading 28. How to… get it all out.
We're a week out from Valentine's day, and one look at my Facebook or Flickr feeds tells me a couple of things that I'm not too surprised about: Some of y'all are seriously feeling the V-Day vibes. And Some of y'all are just... not. I wish we showed such an outpouring of love and care… Continue reading 22. How to… share the love.
One of the hardest things about trying to come out of my shell this year and step away from those things in my past that have managed to dig their claws in so deep is that they're still there. They're still there, so the temptation in both worlds to simply take a deep breath and… Continue reading 18. How to…confront those demons
This year has been a hard year already. Now, I know what you're going to say. "But Nova, you twit, it's only January!" Yep. It sure is. And you know what I realized this morning, as I contemplated the very real possibility of turning in my notice at work tomorrow and giving up on the… Continue reading 14. How to… Let it go.