So, Christmas with the family was a little more interesting than I care to detail here, but... I do have a story time to share with you all. See, in the process of my move, I mega-busted my keyboard and found out that the warranty was poof. I then spent the last several weeks longingly… Continue reading 228. How to… start the new year off right.
You guys, tonight or tomorrow (not sure which) is going to be my first official night in my new house. I don't know how we're going to do it, but that's the plan. I feel like "the plan" always gets kicked in the ass in one way or another, though. But... I'm trying to stay… Continue reading 225. How to… have some patience.
I feel like I've been a bit slow on the uptake this month. RL has been rearing its ugly head... but not necessarily in all bad ways? The issue with my leg is still a mystery, and I'm not really sure when we'll get it sorted out. In the meantime, I've not really been able… Continue reading 214. How to… take it all in.
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.
The truth of the matter is, if life was mundane and utterly predictable every day, we'd all be bored to actual tears. Luckily it's not, but... still, sometimes, we wish it was. Sometimes, we want a day where nothing happens and we can simply do our best impression of a potato while watching Jerry Springer… Continue reading 201. How to… weather the storm.
Sometimes, when the unexpected happens, the best we can do is make a glass of lemonade with the lemons we've been handed. Sometimes, things simply aren't as they seem... or at least not as we expect them to seem. And that's okay. That's probably a lesson each of us has learned a few times (and… Continue reading 194. How to… look at things differently.
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.
It's been a rough week. Or couple of weeks? Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I have to type that out, but c'est la vie, I guess. So, my computer bit the dust. I am lucky enough that I had money in savings to get a new one, but I lost everything -… Continue reading 177. How to… not let them down (or yourself either, for that matter)…
There was a time not so long ago when I thought I had it all figured out. I had my ride-or-die people and I thought everything was grand. But - and this will happen to everyone at least once in their lives - I realized that I had placed my trust and my confidence into… Continue reading 145. Who do you run to? (and don’t y’all dare say, “An alt!” either. That won’t fix it.)
Some people need to learn when to say no. Me, actually. I'm one of those people. Lately... and most of the time, if I'm completely honest, I'm burning the candle at both ends. Real life, Second Life... doesn't matter. I think that little switch in my brain - the one that tells me to sit… Continue reading 137. Sometimes when it’s broke, you can’t fix it…