It's been an insane couple days, guys. I'm trying to pack and get things sorted. I closed on my first house. The stress levels are definitely still running high. But you know what? It's okay. It's going to be okay. I'm glad I've got some awesome peoples in my life to help keep me grounded… Continue reading 224. How to… take a deep breath…again.
There's a song from the early nineties called "Collide" by Howie Day. I've used it as inspiration for several of my blog posts, in part because for me, it's got this message about duality that I've just never been able to ignore. There's one line in particular that I actually intend to add to my… Continue reading 164. How to… Keep Dancing…
Have you ever seen one of those compilation fail!videos on Facebook or Youtube? They usually involve someone sailing along, doing something super cool and/or gravity-defying until suddenly, the Universe slaps them back to reality. They crash into a wall, or their man-bits get far too intimate with a metal pole, and we, the unassuming viewer,… Continue reading 162. Pro-tip: It’s all fun and games until…
They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over again expecting different results. Well, I don't know who "they" is, but whoever they are, I think they may have had a Second Life account at some point. I've spent most of the past few days in such a state of… Continue reading 144. Even your favorite song will get on your nerves if you keep it on repeat too long (PS: this is true of everything else, too!)
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.
Some days, you just need to chuck it all into the f**k it bucket, take a deep breath, and remind yourself that tomorrow is another day. Today has been one of those days for me, but I'm so thankful for some good friends and family in the real world as well as in Second Life… Continue reading 124. How to… stop and smell the flowers.
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…
Did anyone else hate the color pink when they were little? Anyone? Well, I've had this love-hate relationship with the color pink since I was little. At one point, my room was pink. Then I went through a no-pink phase, then I liked it again, and hated it again...and at some point after joining Second… Continue reading 95. How to… look pretty in pink.
I've spent most of my life trying to figure out how to be myself without somehow making a friend angry for who I talk to, what I say, what I decide to do... I've placated others, often to my own detriment, because of some sentimental something-or-other. Yesterday was the first Saturday in over a decade… Continue reading 62. How to… take it to heart.
The other day was bad. I'm talking negative spoons, completely exhausting, contemplating-the-meaning-of-the-universe kind of bad. So, I was up late, having a (few) beer(s) and wandering around the Second Life grid looking at pretty things and somehow managing to avoid all human interaction despite trying to be new!me. (Translation: Nova is trying to be more… Continue reading 2. How to… Be the best damn wallflower you can be!