Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Addiction Over...

I just got out of class today after having a freaking AWESOME 4th of July vacation. I got to see a lot of my family and.... the little niece entertained me like always. She's so fabulous! She does this little dance now, with one hand on the table, the other in the air...and she hops up and down when you sing a song. Every once in a while she uses her pacifier to hit on the table to make a beat. It's sooooo funny...and amazing. Everyone must see the Bri dance! She also can stand in walking yet, but it's coming!She really makes you want to have kids...or at least, she makes ME want to!
I also got to see a lot of my cousins...some that I've not seen in ages. Two of them are totally grown up now...well, they're 12. They look like mini Beyonce and Kelly...too cute. I've always been an advocate for surrounding yourself with positive things and people and MAN...that has paid off for me.
So, what addiction am I talking about? S freaking L. Didn't even think about it much, besides selling my linden. Had no desire to log on at all! Why? A few reasons. When Brianna is dancing, who has time for SL? Also, the negativity that goes along with being there. I'm generally very quiet and to myself, yet blunt... RL and that flows over to SL as well. Some days I can be uber social but most days, not so much...some people take that as I don't like them, although I generally "like" most people. They're interesting creatures and what makes them tick is facinating. If I didn't LIKE people I wouldn't want to teach then turn them into SUCCESSFUL people. Think of it this way....I'm like, that kid that sits in the back of the class and no one really knows what they're thinking....and this kid is thinking a lot...I'm thinking, why ask people to retract their claws when you've scratched them? Why be evil to people you barely know? Why me, them or anyone? Yanno? ...the he said she said gossip going on in SL, who'd really want to hang out there when you have a GOOD life? These people who start crap don't want to solve anything. They're all to their friends "Why can't we all get along" and in the same breath downing people they don't know one thing about....I've approached my gossipers head on, to only be ignored or lied to while they continue to be evil. I'd pretty much gotten over that...what can you do? But now, the texture theives....BLAH!...It's just gotten sad. Hurting me is one thing...hurting others, I take a lot hader. I try not to pay attention to it but it still manages to poke at me now and again because I LIKE people. Good hearts are sometimes overlooked when there's no ass kissing involved...but believe me, I notice all of the positive people in my life...SL and RL...I thank you for making things enjoyable for me! Anyway, it was quite theraputic to hang with a buncha characters RL that like me back, including my neice (shown)....LOL...this is no parting letter from SL or anything, just some thoughts, that are going to require me to make a lot of changes on how I do things when in world. Maybe then I'll get my addiction back :-D


Ecocandle said...

I think your blog is wonderful. I think you fashions are wonderful as well. You wouldn't remember me, but you allowed me to chat with you for about 30 minutes one day, about 3 months ago. I was new to SL, and so excited about the possiblities to own a business. Then I saw you wondering though your store, I felt like I was seeing a rock star, and I went up to you and asked you if I could talk with you for a bit. You were so amazing to me, answering my questions, and I have never forgotten it.
I have now undertaken a number of business projects in SL. I write and sell ads for the Metaverse Messenger. And I have several more ideas that I am working on. I work probably 40 hours in RL, but 50 hours per week in SL. And I love every minute of it.
It is important for you to know that incredible impact your small kindness had on me. I tell everyone about your store, and I love your tag line.
The angry people will fade, I hope you will focus on the one's who think you are great. Keep up the good work.


Ecocandle Riel

Ciera Bergman said...

wow...that makes me feel really good. i do remember you by the way. we were talking about marketing, etc. thank you so much for your kind's made my day. YAY