It's my biiiiiiiiiiiirthday. I will be spending it drinking mass quantities of delicious hot cocoa, singing karaoke into my hair brush, and... trying to survive dinner with my family without mention of politics, the gay agenda, or how things should be exactly the same as they were fifty years ago. I might need a little… Continue reading 220. How to… celebrate you!
So... the house didn't work out. The inspection was the stuff nightmares were made of, and the seller I think was hoping that I wouldn't be smart enough to hire an inspector of my own. He refused to address any of the issues, so I walked away from the deal, and it's back to the… Continue reading 216. How to… give yourself a break.
I have been dealing with some health stuff lately, and for me, that's meant a lot of rest, a lot of "taking it easy"... and a lot of personal guilt-tripping over the fact that I'm trying to do those things, because... Well, there's lots of reasons, really. Sometimes, when we need to rest, we ignore… Continue reading 211. How to… get some rest.
This is my first post this month that doesn't feature some kind of rainbow awesomeness. While I've been living it up in rainbow all month, I also understand that Pride isn't about rainbows. It's about acceptance and love and visibility. It's about freedom, and so many other things apart from what it's been commercialized as.… Continue reading 210. How to… accept what you cannot change.
Today is the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, so this post seemed especially fitting for today. When I was a little girl in school, I loved to read. I'd read everything, but I was especially interested in history... and still am today. We would get our little homework assignments to read… Continue reading 209. How to… remember what’s really worth it.
I don't do close-ups very often, perhaps because I never feel ready for them - in SL or otherwise. Being ready for and okay with essentially going under a microscope is a heavy thing, and it's something we all grapple with at some point. If you're struggling, if you need someone to talk to, or… Continue reading 207. How to… represent.
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.
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”
Okay, so... plot twist: I've had a song stuck in my head for days, so you guys get to deal with nova!brain some more. I'd say sorry, but... I'm not. This is your reminder. Show the people that you love just how much you love them every chance you get. Some of the people I've… Continue reading 195. How to… draw down the moon.
I would be lying if I said the last couple days I wasn't some big huge ball of anxiety and stress and just... general blah-ness. But I think, if I'm honest, one of the things that helped me keep it together the most was that the people closest to me knew what was going on.… Continue reading 193. Pro-tip: Tie it all together with a smile…? Nope. Let that stuff out.