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151. It’s okay to not be okay sometimes…

So, the other day, I got a new phone. I was all excited because there was this whole ordeal where my order got cancelled and I had to go to the store to pick the phone up. I got it home, and started the process of transferring my data over. The only contact that transferred… Continue reading 151. It’s okay to not be okay sometimes…

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150. Pro-tip: Don’t just sit around and wait…

FOMO is real. And for those of you who don't know what that is... Well, today, you're about to get a little lesson. FOMO or Fear of Missing Out is exactly what it sounds like. And it's just as alive in Second Life as it is in the real world - perhaps even more so… Continue reading 150. Pro-tip: Don’t just sit around and wait…

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149. Helmet, knee, and elbow pads not required (unless you’re one of those people who thinks the Golden Rule shouldn’t apply to you, in which case, we need to talk…)

Trying new things often means that you run the risk of failing. Not everything can be a success all the time... and that's okay. If we were all perfect all of the time, we'd be boring as hell. And without failure, we wouldn't have some of the wonderful and happy little accidents that we do… Continue reading 149. Helmet, knee, and elbow pads not required (unless you’re one of those people who thinks the Golden Rule shouldn’t apply to you, in which case, we need to talk…)

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148. You can survive anything if you put your mind to it…

We'd all be lying to ourselves if we tried to say that the people we meet here don't matter. I know I've hammered this one home a few times, perhaps because it's so important. This is a game, yes. Of course it is. I can guarantee we all don't look like Barbie and Ken, and… Continue reading 148. You can survive anything if you put your mind to it…

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147. Or… stay with me, here… you could try not being a jerk?

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?

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146. Sometimes, you just have to go for it…

New things are scary, guys. Almost as scary as 2020 has been... though, admittedly, I wouldn't go quite that far. Still, I think sometimes, fear makes us stuck. It's not that we don't want to act. It's not that we don't want things to change, or that we can't advocate for ourselves. It's the fear… Continue reading 146. Sometimes, you just have to go for it…

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145. Who do you run to? (and don’t y’all dare say, “An alt!” either. That won’t fix it.)

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.)

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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!)

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!)

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143. I Shouldn’t Have to Tell You to Love Yourself First…

Sometimes, I feel like... like I must have missed something important somewhere along the line. I'm not sure where, and perhaps one day I'll be able to figure it out, but for now, I just sit back, and I watch. Every day, I see people in both RL and SL putting themselves in these horrible… Continue reading 143. I Shouldn’t Have to Tell You to Love Yourself First…

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142. Reference: The backspace button is (usually) located somewhere near the top of your keyboard…

There are people in this world, whether we speak of the real world or the virtual one, who will never seek to take responsibility for their own actions. In doing (or not doing) so, they will remain stagnant. Stuck. Unable to move forward, unable to pedal backward. They're simply frozen at a point in which… Continue reading 142. Reference: The backspace button is (usually) located somewhere near the top of your keyboard…