We're people, guys. I hate to tell you this if you weren't aware, but behind every single one of our avatars with their perfectly-in-place-always hair and their impeccable fashion sense and lavish virtual homes are people. And people get tired. They have things to do and bills to pay and weight to carry around, their… Continue reading 185. How to… hold on to what’s important.
Okay, so in this scenario, we're not talking about tripping over the sidewalk and falling on your face while your dog stares at you in abject horror. Nope. THAT would be what happened to me earlier. That kind of fall hurts. And, well, I suppose the other kinds of falls can hurt too, if you… Continue reading 184. How to… let yourself fall.
I've said it before... and I'll never stop saying it. There are some people who come into your life at exactly the right times. They're just there one day - seemingly so suddenly, when you need them the most. Not everyone who comes into your life is going to be there for good, or even… Continue reading 166. How to… appreciate what you’ve got.
What is it with people? Have so many really forgotten kindness, and courtesy, and empathy? I've spent the last several years in both worlds with my mom going, "I don't know why you don't date more," and people in SL at times literally patting me on the head and openly talking about how sad it… Continue reading 147. Or… stay with me, here… you could try not being a jerk?
Have you ever been walking along, minding your own business, innocently looking at your phone or talking to a friend, and then... WHAM. Smack-dab into the coffee shop door. Now the barista is giving you the stink eye from behind the counter, there's a clear imprint of your face on the glass, and you find… Continue reading 139. Re-examining your (S)Life Choices (or: that time I got stuck in a wall at my favorite shopping event) …
If you're one of those people who finds it super easy to admit when they need help, I commend you. This sounds like an easy concept, but it's not as easy for some of us to execute. It's difficult to balance the need for one's independence with the idea that sometimes, you have to throw… Continue reading 138. Balance is harder to find than you might expect, and even harder to maintain…
So, me and my brothers are close. Not like, see each other every weekend close, but we've always got each others' backs, and always have. We play video games together, we talk on occasion... not much, though. Neither one of my younger brothers are much for picking up the phone. Last night, I went to… Continue reading 132. How to… save yourself.
The general rule of doing anything new is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. And, of course, along the way, to expect that anything and everything you could possibly imagine could go wrong will do so. To avoid curling into a fetal position and crying while sucking your thumb and imagining… Continue reading 110. How to… wait for it…
This week has been a wild ride, y'all, and minus the seizures, I'd say pretty good overall in both worlds. I'm prepping for a move in real life, and I was Kevin'd twice this week in SL... Though regrettably, I wasn't able to think of anything snappy to say to him either time. In any… Continue reading 103. How to… see the glass as half-full.
I think so many people use that expression about showing someone's true colors in a negative light, and since I wanted to play a bit in Photoshop today and I also want to add some positive vibes in your afternoon, we're going to flip that script on its head and talk about how wonderful and… Continue reading 93. How to… show your true colors.