♥ Blogiversary ♥

Today I have reached a huge milestone and it’s time to sit back for a moment and reflect. Today, exactly two years ago, I published my very first blog post. I can still remember how nervous I was and also how proud I was of my five views. I knew my English was horrible at that point, thank goodness, I think it has improved, but I never intended to write. I just wanted to show you my pictures and credit the people responsible. Soon I decided that I really want to say something, and it evolved. Most days I still just do a silent post, but I feel much more confident to tell you guys what is happening.

My family
(My family: Lola, Dad Chase, Mom Suzy and Sissy Audrey)

This blog has seen me through some of the happiest times of my life and also some of the most heart breaking. I can look at each and every single photo that I have done and tell you exactly my emotion of the day. On reflection, some pictures are really bad and some, I still think are of my best work to date. It challenges my creativity and makes me strive to be better, more innovative, to learn more, to want you to come back and look at my blog again.

Today, I’m posting pictures of the people that has been making my Second Life so worth while. There are many more, but these are the extra special ones. My hearts people, starting with my family and ending with my best friends.

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(Lance)

Twins2
(the Virus or is it Misconception)

Bridgette
(Bridgette)

Thank you all for the support, without you this blog would not have been the success it has been the past two years and the last year and half just reaching more and more heights. For me, this is truly a personal achievement. Much love. ♥

Balance

I am really lucky that I found an amazing blogger, two really, but one which I want to talk about today sent me a newsletter earlier, and he was talking about immerse. I was really interested in what he had to say, because I definitely see immerse as a positive thing. Give it your all; work towards a goal. That is exactly what I have been doing with my RL right now. I decided I was unhappy in my job. I went out,  changed careers, leaning it all, giving my all, but somehow I’m not feeling any better, in fact, I’m feeling worse. That’s when Chris said in his blog, when you are immersed you can feel like you are drowning, feeling really overwhelmed with everything and it’s not a great feeling. I thought if I worked hard, immerse myself, I’ll reach a goal and I’d be happy. I keep doing this. I did the same with my blogging. I decided that I want to be a great blogger, so I immersed myself into blogging, until recently. There is a saying out there, it will keep happening until you learn the lesson. So yup, right on target it’s happening in my RL too.

There is a flip of the coin though… if you are not immersed into something, you might be a dabbler. Yup, I’m ticking that box too! This is me when it comes to learning Photoshop. I’m downloading all these tutorials, buying every single book I can lay my hands on and every website that would teach me something new. I’m collecting  all the information but  just skimming through it all,  barely making sense to me at all, but it creates a false feeling that I have actually learned something.

And as Cao says, the take from… Balance, slow down, take notice.  In RL, I need to ease up, enjoy the ride rather than rushing to be the best employee I can be. I’m never going to make it if I rush so much, that half of the information falls off. When you open a tap wide on a narrow bottle, you will spill most of the water. But on the flip side, if you let the tap drip, the bottle will never fill and you will lose interest. Balance.

Balance

Body:
Skin: The Sugar Garden .tsg. Bunny D Tone
Hair:  eXxEsS : RADANA Mesh Hair – Dark Brown – The Hair Fair
Ears: [MANDALA] FANTASY_ELF_Ears

Clothes:
Bodysuit: [ bubble ] Red Dots Ruffle Dress

Prop:
Chair: {NanTra} In Repose Pose Stool

Trying something new

One thing that I’m passionate about is learning Photoshop, so I have been trying a new technique, and it totally failed for the second time! But I still liked the outcome of this pic. I thought I might as well post it, because when I do get it right, I can see the progress. LOL hope this is not going to totally put you off my blog, but here it is. Have a great day everyone! I’m back to trying it again!

Take 2

Body:
Skin: [theSkinnery] Chloe 1 (honey)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Anessa –  variety

Clothes:
Dress: !dM deviousMind “Satine La Rouge” **ROSE** – The Secret Affair

I’m only human

I can turn it on
Be a good machine
I can hold the weight of worlds
If that’s what you need
Be your everything

I can do it
I can do it
I’ll get through it

But I’m only human
And I bleed when I fall down
I’m only human
And I crash and I break down
Your words in my head, knives in my heart
You build me up and then I fall apart
‘Cause I’m only human

~ Christina Perri, I’m only human

I'm only human

 

Body:
Skin: [theSkinnery] Chloe 1 (honey)
Hair: [enVOGUE] – HAIR Reyna – Dark BROWNS – The Hair Fair 

Clothes:
Bodysuit: ::TI:: Chicky chicky Bodysuit – Black – The Big Show
Arms: ZZR MechArms (female/small)

Accessories:
Ring: O.M.E.N – Ring of Passion – Black

Your love is like a shadow

I went shopping with a friend when I saw this outfit. When I said I was going to blog it, he said I was crazy, as it was a crazy outfit. It did crab me though, from all the awesome outfits at Z, this one caught my attention. Then I had to decide what I was going to do with it, especially because it’s not what I normally wear, but for some reason the picture then just came together. When it was done I was wondering how to describe it and when I don’t have my own words, I use a song.

In the end I did decide on Bonny Tyler’s Total Eclipse. I particularly liked the words “your love is like a shadow on me all the time” and then this morning on FB I read someone said, “we are getting divorce even though we love each other. When the divorce was in process I wrote her a letter to tell her about all the things I love about her and later she did the same, but on a scrap paper. I said, really? You could not even find a new piece of paper, and she said, I knew that is what you would see”.  So this image for me is the shadow of love that you will always carry with you, but the birds symbolises that it flies away if it’s not nurtured and also, sometimes no matter how much you long for a person, how much you love that person, you are just not willing to compromise and love is just not enough.

Total Eclipse

 

Body:
Skin: [theSkinnery] Chloe 1 (honey)
Hair: [RA] Kylie Hair – Browns Pack – The Summer of Love Fair – 27 June to 11 July

Clothes:
Dress: Zibska ~ Corvo
Heels: N-core EMBRACE “Pure Black” (Mesh) – FaMeshed

Accessories:
Make up: Zibska ~ Tali Liners