2, 183 Days

“Part of growing up is realizing you learn to love so many people. It’s about forming those relationships and finding what will last forever.” – Dylan O’Brien

I was showing the man I am with on SL the outfit for this blog post and he asked what I was going to blog. I told him I wasn’t sure. I really dislike putting out a blog post and not say anything. I have posted in the past that I have always felt a little derpy blogging about the clothing. That’s some people’s thing and that is awesome. To each their own.  With the exception of events I blog, and I have to get out as many posts as possible, I like to write. I am not that great at it, I am sure that my lack of linear thought is more than apparent when I write. It is total stream of consciousness for the most part. I go back and check for spelling errors (most of the time). But more often than not, I write something that has been on my mind and I just let the word vomit flow. So jokingly, the man I refer to as my Papa Bear said “Why don’t you write about your summer. The summer of loooooove” and he laughed his wonderful laugh. I chuckled as I had yet to have my coffee but it did get me thinking about love and love within Sl.  I have had my share of painful endings and a few bad relationships (they aren’t one in the same).

bellastrelitza1_001I look back on the myriad of relationships that I have had over the course of my SL, platonic, romantic and sexual.  Next week I will be celebrating my 6th Rez Day. I remember when I first started SL, I would see people who’s avis were 200 days old and I would think…WOW that’s a long time to play a game. Now, as of this writing I am 2.183 days old. Never in a million years would I have thought I would still be here, still enjoying it, still reveling in the wonderful relationships I have fostered here and the few new ones I have.  There is not a single thing I would change about the journey I have had here. I have grown as a woman, as a human being thanks to all the amazing experiences I have had in SL.  I have taken lessons I have learned from SL and implemented them in my RL. All in all, the good and bad, SL has been an amazingly positive experience for me.

bellastrelitza2_001I believe that a lot of us come to SL to fulfill a need or desire that is missing in our RL. Social interaction, a platform to be creative, to explore a part of our personalities that we feel we can not do in RL. I know that my time in SL ebbs and flows. There are times that I am here for hours and hours a day.  Then there are days that I am only on for a few minutes, there are even days that I don’t log in at all. I do believe that as we become happier in our RL we feel the need to log into SL less and less, but I will never look down on SL. To do so would be a huge insult and slap in the face to those people who I have come to love that I have met through SL.  Those people I have spoken to every single day for the past 6 years. Who have been there for me, cried with me, laughed with me, supported me. For that I will always be thankful to SL.  I don’t know what will happen in the next 6 years. If I will still be playing SL or if SL will still be around, but much like RL, I will look forward to each and every new experience and new day that I can have on this crazy virtual landscape.

Hair – Psylocibin in Black – Analog Dog (Hair Fair 2015)
Lipstick – Tender in Magenta – MUA
Jewelry – Coco Island Complete Set – Lazuri*
Crown/Dress – Strelitzia Gown in Yellow – PurpleMoon Creations*
Poses – Di’s Opera

*Denotes Review Copies*

Dress is worn OVER the Maitreya Lara 3.3 Mesh Body (Standard Mesh)

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