Apart from being a whole exploration of the idea of Stockholm Syndrome, Beauty and the Beast was simply just... one of my favorite Disney movies. It was when I was a little girl, it is today, and it probably always will be. I could care less about some of the more controversial ideas attached to… Continue reading 217. How to… hold on to the hope.
Today is the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, so this post seemed especially fitting for today. When I was a little girl in school, I loved to read. I'd read everything, but I was especially interested in history... and still am today. We would get our little homework assignments to read… Continue reading 209. How to… remember what’s really worth it.
I don't do close-ups very often, perhaps because I never feel ready for them - in SL or otherwise. Being ready for and okay with essentially going under a microscope is a heavy thing, and it's something we all grapple with at some point. If you're struggling, if you need someone to talk to, or… Continue reading 207. How to… represent.
One of the biggest things some of us need to learn when it comes to Second Life is how to take a deep breath. How to use that little X, or the block button when we need it. We build relationships here with other people, we build new and exciting things to play with... and… Continue reading 206. How to… kick back and relax.
Y'all, the Universe did not want me to get this photo out... all of which looked like fire on my screen and the dumpster variety of fire when I opened them up in Photoshop to have a better look. There was at lease one thing in every single one of the photos I took that… Continue reading 190. Pro-Tip: If at first it doesn’t rez…
Okay, y'all. So, the last couple days, I've been in a mood. I attribute this to several factors, really: the looming date of the anniversary of gran's death and my upset that the pandemic allowed us zero room to be with her for obvious reasons, school, work, school associated with work which is not to… Continue reading 189. How to… enjoy the great outdoors (sort of).
Today marks one year since we said goodbye to my gran, but it doesn't feel like a year. The last couple days - hell, couple weeks, even - I've found myself getting so emotional over the most trivial things. Things that, simply put, just don't matter. I'll admit to being an emotional person, anyway, I… Continue reading 188. Pro-tip: Give yourself all the time you need.
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.
Psychology tells us that it's our brains - not our hearts - that dictate emotions like love, sadness, fear. I guess the card designers at Hallmark thought that a heart looked a lot better on their greeting cards than a brain, but I suppose that's beside the point. See, the thing about emotions - especially… Continue reading 169. How to… survive when it feels like the walls are caving in.
It's been a rough week. I don't really know how to say that without word-vomiting about everything that seems to be going on all at once and the fact that I don't seem to have enough hours in the day to account for it all. I find myself so looking forward to the weekends now,… Continue reading 168. How to… get it out of your system.