It's inevitable. There you are, minding your own business and fawning over the latest release at Salt&Pepper or any number of brands in Second Life that make us question our definitions of wants vs. needs, and it happens: Hi there! Nice avatar! I'm new to this game and could use 278 of those Linden things,… Continue reading 172. How to… smile at your reflection in the mirror.
Human beings are, on the whole, a hilarious train wreck of a species. We are in constant competition with ourselves and with each other. Some of us feel like we must to everything. Some think they can. Some have lots of skills. Some have none at all. We're all a mess, really. Think about it… Continue reading 171. How to… forgive yourself.
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… Continue reading 125. How to… appreciate your… assets.
So, there I was, innocently minding my own business, when... No. I think by this point any of y'all who give this blog a read probably know better than to think that any story I'm going to tell starts off like that. So, instead of beating around the proverbial bush, why don't we get straight… Continue reading 122. How to… recognize the difference between talking and saying something.
I initially had another inspiration behind this photo, but then things changed. I've seen so much ugliness in the world in the last couple of days, both personally and on a grand scale, that I find myself in a state of mind that I can hardly put into words. Sometimes, we are silenced when we… Continue reading 82. How to… be human.
I didn't realize how much I'd been blogging this year until I looked up at that number. I'm proud of myself, guys! And now that I've patted myself on the back... It's been a rough week. I feel like I say that every week, but at the same time, I know that there will come… Continue reading 80. How to… appreciate the past and still look toward the future.
Y'all... it's been a day. Or a couple of days. I'm still kicking, but I'm exhausted, and you know... despite all of that, it's still been an amazing week. I'm pretty sure between real life and Second Life I've managed to earn myself a few new gray hairs, but it's been worth it. At least… Continue reading 76. How to… keep things in perspective.
For real, guys. I'm kinda proud of myself for turning this into a habit. I'd pat myself on the back, but I slept funny on my shoulder trying to keep my knee comfortable because my 32-year-old body is falling apart, so I'll just find some confetti to throw around later. Anyway, my parents have returned… Continue reading 31. How to… be comfortable in your own skin