It was a great 8th SL rezz day, one of my best ones to date. It made me feel good about Second Life. It made me feel hopeful that SL is just not a waste of my time. I had fun with my SL friends, both new and old. There was lots of joking around and some good conversations too. Thanks to Lexi for spending the evening with me and giving me some tips lol. Thanks to all my SL crushes for showing up at Big Daddy's at the same time! That was so awesome and fun lol. Thanks for the many IM's from friends today wishing me a happy rezz day. Thanks for the big signs at Big Daddy's that someone made for me. Thanks for the card a new friend made me. Thanks to an old friend for unmuting me to wish me a happy rezz day even if it was just for that moment. My rezz day just couldn't have been more perfect!
My pictures aren't good. Hey, I was having too much fun to take pictures and am too tired to edit these.
Lexi and I shaking our groove thing lol
One guy asked me if I was a beta tester for Second Life when it began. Umm, yes I am SL old, but not that OLD!! Tip of the day...wear hose :)
I find it fitting to conclude this blog on my 8th Second Life rez day on 12/9. Second Life still amazes me even after 8 years. I am amazed by the creativity of the residents of Second Life. I built for many years until mesh. Now I leave the building to the true artists of Second Life. Your work amazes me!
In some ways Second Life is so different from when I first started eight years ago. Yet in others it is exactly the same. There are still the same idiots on Second Life who are here only to hurt and shock other people. It saddens me that people take such pleasure in hurting others. It still shocks and hurts me when it happens to me though I know it is part of Second Life. Miniature people sit behind computers and suddenly feel the power of anonymity and use that power to hurt as many people as they possibly can. I wish I could be strong enough to not feel hurt by the idiots in Second Life.
There are so many really great people to meet on Second Life but they are so outnumbered by the bad. To be honest, I want to laugh at every man who tries to pick me up with some idiot line that they think I'll fall for. Don't you know that I'm attracted to someone's mind and personality on Second Life? Everyone can have a great avatar, but not everyone can be intelligent, funny, and search your soul? It's the mind connection that attracts me.
Lately, I've become entranced by the world of Second Life photography. Exploring new sims, taking pictures, challenging myself to learn more and create better pictures. I love how Second Life can challenge my mind and creativity. I think that's why I've stayed here so long.
I think the most dramatic effect that Second Life has had on my real life is to expose my weaknesses and character flaws. I'll even go so far as to say without Second Life I don't think I would have realized how super sensitive I am, how jealous I am, and how insecure I am. I have made so many mistakes in Second Life. I have lost friends and people that I admire. I wish I could take so many things back, but I cannot do so and it makes me so sad. All I can say is that I've loved meeting all of you and am grateful to what you've added to my life.
Have a great Second Life! Challenge yourself. Don't be afraid to let yourself go and experience amazing feelings here. Don't be like me and only feel regrets.