Skulls and Hearts

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: +elua+ Ursula_Darkbrown
Eyes: BabyDoll. Crystal Eyes – The Body Modification Expo
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Top: IAF Mesh Leather Sleeve Top (Lesser Black) (with appliers)
Pants: Creep – Riot Pants
Tights: Izzie’s – Knee Socks (Basics)
Shoes: Blah. (My Delight Platforms) Black (Slink High Feet) – The Body Modification Expo

Skulls and Hearts

Accessories:
Neck piercings: – .HoD. – E L E G Y Body Paint TANGO Applier & Chest Dermals
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Ears: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Heart Plugs  – The Body Modification Expo
Tattoo: -Endless Pain Tattoos- Moth  – The Body Modification Expo
Headband: [geek.] DIY Headband Black

Pose:
Model Poses – Aeris 6

Location:
Home Sweet Home

Safe and Sound

Safe and sound

Body:
Skin: -Belleza- Nina Makeup 0
Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Michi hair – The Body Modification Expo
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Top: AMERIE – Mesh Tank
Tights: erratic / ripped stockings

Accessories:
Neck piercings: – .HoD. – E L E G Y Body Paint TANGO Applier & Chest Dermals
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Necklace: KOtic Naughty Neck Line “Naughty” – The Body Modification Expo
Tattoo: .Reckless. – Stipe – The Body Modification Expo
Cat: ISPACHI [TIDDLES] – L’amitie All Market 

Pose:
an lar [poses] Protector –  L’amitie All Market 

Location:
Home Sweet Home

Perception

I was looking at some profiles the other day, which is often where you form the first perception/impression of a person. I stumbled upon this guy who’s avi looks particularly good, but his profile was extremely offensive and disrespectful towards woman and men and laden with sex. I closed it and move on only for him to IM me in a few minutes later.

After a long conversation, he seems really interesting and like a nice person. So why would someone nice and interesting have a profile like that? My initial impression was clearly wrong, or he was just pretending during our conversation. My profile is also the exact opposite of his and I’m wondering what in my profile seemed interesting enough for him to IM me. I have to admit after reading his profile, when he first IM’ed me, it did influence my attitude towards him and I was less perceptive to what he was going to say. I would welcome some comments to find out if a profile of a person influences your initial perception of him/her.

Perception

Body:
Skin: -Belleza- Nina Makeup 0
Hair: .Olive. the Wicked Hair – Blushing – TAG Gacha
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Dress: =Zenith=(Preal)Braces Dress
Tights: *League* Gartered Socks -Soft Pink
Shoes: ..:: Energie ::.  Dirty Boot Dbrown  Bag

Accessories:
Neck piercings: – .HoD. – E L E G Y Body Paint TANGO Applier & Chest Dermals
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Bracelets: +Half-Deer+ Baby Cornsnake [Snow]
Bat: +Half-Deer+ Hearthugger Bat – Deery – TAG Gacha

Pose:
!bang - stands 271 – Modified

Location:
Kalopsia

Everything Changed

Cause all I know is we said hello
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name, everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
You’ll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

~Taylor Swift / Ed Sheeran

Everything Changed

Her:
Body:
Skin: -Belleza- Nina Makeup 0
Hair: ~*Damselfly*~ Jojo – The Body Modification Expo
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Dress: 1992 // Saftey Pin Shift (Black) – Kustom9
Tights: -Suicidal Unborn!- Nylon Tights Ombre BLUE – The Vintage and Cool Fair
Shoes: Bleich – Mesh Fluffy Black [SLINK FLAT] - Kustom9

This way!

Accessories:
Neck piercings: – .HoD. – E L E G Y Body Paint TANGO Applier & Chest Dermals
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Bracelets: dl:: Emo Queen Perfect Hands
Headband: dl:: Emo Queen

Him:
Body:
Skin: ..::SAMURAI HQ::..Zeke Skins
Hair: [INK] Hair___ZEUS ::Black/Coal
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Beard: FacialHair_Set2 _D CHEERNO

Clothes:
Top: [Deadwool] Marlon T-shirt – green
Pants: ::LikeA:: DENIM BLUE BK503
Shoes: FLite.-Clearports Best Mistake

Accessories:
Glasses: {Sleepy Eddy} Boston Glasses (Black)
Bracelets: (MALE)[MANDALA] SINRA2 BRACELET SET/SAMURAI BLACK
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Deneb ::  MM12012 ::

Pose:
PURPLE POSES – Couple 368 - Vintage and cool Fair
(marukin) marrons

Location:
The Looking Glass

Out of the Woods

Looking at it now
It all seems so simple
We were lying on your couch
I remember
You took a Polaroid of us
Then discovered
The rest of the world was black and white
But we were in screaming color

~ Taylor Swift

Out of the woods

Her:
Body:
Skin: -Belleza- Nina Makeup 0
Hair:.EMBW. Ni Hair
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Top: (Milk Motion) loose knit sweater – pink – Collabor88
Skirt: (Milk Motion) mini pleated leather skirt – black – Collabor88
Stockings: .{ Mes Petites Coutures }. resille . Dark Pack
Boots: FLite. – Rustic Black – Season Story

Accessories:
Neck piercings: – .HoD. – E L E G Y Body Paint TANGO Applier & Chest Dermals
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*
Shades: :::insanya::: Sunglasses – Punkstar – The Body Modification Expo
Bag: [geek.] Dont Shoot Bag CLASSIC  – The Body Modification Expo
Make-up: .EMBW. Double under Eyeliners
Lips: .EMBW. GLOSSY Faded Lipsticks

Him:
Body:
Skin: ..::SAMURAI HQ::..Zeke Skins
Hair: *Dura-Boy*41(Dark Brown)

Clothes:
Top: .Shi : Scoop Fold T [Homme . Black]
Pants: not so bad . mesh . EDWIN jeans . grey
Shoes: [Deadwool] Trauermarsch Boots – (black)

Accessories:
Necklace: **RE** MaluS Choker Drako
Bracelets: (MALE)[MANDALA] SINRA2 BRACELET SET/SAMURAI BLACK
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Deneb ::  MM12012 ::

Pose:
oOo Studio: Friends Three

Location:
Home sweet Home

Chapters

If you read my blogs regularly you will know that I talk about balance often. I seem to never get the balance right. I throw myself into one thing head over heels focussing on a mission, and in the process neglecting other really important things and then that makes the whole business fall flat.

So what is this “business” I’m talking about? A few months ago I decided that the job that I had was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. So I decided to do a career change and apply for something totally different. It was something that I thought I would enjoy; something that was out of my comfort zone and also something I have never done before so, would be challenge.

Surprisingly, I did get the job and I have given it my 200%, working like a mad person. Getting up early, going to bed late, working, learning… getting this thing right. Everything else just fell to the side. Yet, doing all this didn’t make me perform better and I made mistakes as I became really nervous about being on top, and getting there really fast. After two months of relentless work I had to sit back and realize that I made a mistake. This is not what I thought it would be. I worked really hard, but this is just not my fit. My personal life at that point did not exist anymore and blogging, the thing that I really loved, has also gone off track. I didn’t feel creative and I was bone tired.

Chapters

It was really hard to admit defeat. But I had a choice to make, should I choose the mentality “throw me to the wolves and I come back leading the pack?” or should I just stop. Admit this was a mistake and make yet another change. I decided to lead the wolves. Do better, be better. Until one week later (yes, only a week) I came home crying, having a meltdown. I had to admit defeat. I failed at this and I knew I would that is why I worked so hard to prove that I wouldn’t. I think that was one of the hardest things I have done in my life, admitting that I failed. The next day, I resigned and took two days off to sulk and lick my wounds.

The third day I replied for work again, but this time I was very selective and wanted to make sure that I choose the right one. I still didn’t know what kind of job I wanted, but I was pretty sure of what I didn’t want. It took me a month and a half and now I have been in my new role for two weeks, and somehow it just fits.

After the long story, finally the point. The other day I found something that made sense to me. Chris Brogan sent me a newsletter saying… there is no such thing as work-life balance… and my first thought was.. come onnn we all know there are, EVERYONE is talking about it. And then as I kept reading he said, your work life, home life, fun life must all be in ALIGNMENT or CONGRUENT. They all have to have the same goal. And there is no balance. Some you will spent more time with, some less. If you like your work life, you can align it with your home life, which will align with your fun life. All aspects of your life, needs to feed into each other. Get your alignment right to work toward a commitment with the right attitude. I learned the hard way that balance is only a circus trick. For now, I’m going to sit back and just enjoy my role at work, my home and friendships. I like this chapter of my life.

Chapters

Body:
Skin: -Belleza- Nina Makeup 0
Hair:.EMBW. Sighma Hair
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Bolero: Nana – Caroline Circus Bolero – Young Spirit the Event
Top: { ViVi } Kasie – Basic Cotton Tee – Black
Pants: NYU – High Waist Shorts, Pink – FaMeshed
Boots: * .:: deeR ::. * MESH higher combat boots

Accessories:
Neck piercings: – .HoD. – E L E G Y Body Paint TANGO Applier & Chest Dermals
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*
Earrings and bracelets : Maxi Gossamer Voodoo Rocker
Goggles: .ARISE. Steampunk Glasses / Black Lenses – The Body Modification Expo
Headband: .{yumyums}. Creepy Cute Gacha – The Body Modification Expo
Necklace: .random.Matter. – Amory Necklace – Black – The Body Modification Expo
Make-up: .EMBW. Double under Eyeliners
Lips: .EMBW. GLOSSY Faded Lipsticks

Pose:
Label Motion – Aida 6

Location:
Home sweet Home

Countdown to The Body Modification Expo!

Learn to be good again

Body:
Skin: -Belleza- Nina Makeup 0
Hair: .EMBW. Ipsilon Hair
Eyes: - Blow-Up – Evil Eyes – Body Modification Exclusive
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Learn to be good again

Clothes:
Top/armwarmers: :.Envious.: Double Agent
Skirt: Suicide Gurls – Chiharu Tutu Blacks&Reds

Accessories:
Make-up: .EMBW. Double under Eyeliners
Lips: .EMBW. GLOSSY Faded Lipsticks
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*

Pose:
Purple Poses Hanna

Location:
Home ♥