For those of you who don't know, the photo-taking process for me usually involves about 50 or so shots of the same pose with different windlights and lighting, the occasional, "hmm" and lots of cursing. Sometimes, I'll even invent new words! Most of the time, the final product you guys see is just the best… Continue reading 204. How to… get the most out of those “happy accidents”
As someone who has 'It's been a rough week' as a staple in the vocabulary, I like to think I've become somewhat of an expert in the not-so-subtle art of not giving a f*ck when the world hands me lemons. This is not to say that I can't make a kick-butt glass of lemonade. On… Continue reading 199. How to… look for the positives.
I have not felt very well the last couple days. It comes in waves, really. I'll feel fine, and then feel like I've been hit by a very large truck. So... it's been interesting. I think it's a combination of things, really. The weather, for one. It's going back and forth like a ping pong… Continue reading 198. How to… be (unapologetically) comfortable in your own skin.
There's something that can be said about simply observing things sometimes. Or observing people. If you spend some time watching the world around you, you'll learn more about it. You'll be able to figure out how it breathes, what makes its heart tick. You'll know it more intimately. The same is true for people. You… Continue reading 197. How to… look beyond what you see with your eyes.
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).
I think we have problems sometimes really going for it. Know what I mean? We adopt this attitude of "I can't" not because we can't but because we don't know where to get the resources we need to figure it out. And for some of us, that's daunting. For some, it's enough to make you… Continue reading 183. How to… start something new.
I think one of the most important things I learned from the dumpster fire that was 2020 was this: Sometimes, you're going to screw up. Sometimes, the world is just going to kick you in the face, and no matter how much you scream about it or how loud your tantrum is, there's nothing you… Continue reading 178. How to… learn from your mistakes.
It's been a long week. Sometimes, life comes along and takes a baseball bat to your kneecaps, and all you can really do is hope the resulting fall isn't anymore damaging than the initial unexpected whack you received in the first place. A large portion of adulting whether we're dealing with Second Life or real… Continue reading 175. Pro-tip: Watch that first step – it’s a helluva fall.
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.