Posted in Cynful, Fashion, Glam Affair, Maitreya, pr!tty, Q-Poses, Second Life

I can relax

For the first time in a very long time, I feel like I can relax. I’ve cut way back on my blogging responsibilities. I’m dating a wonderful man that I’ve known for years. I love all my jobs in Second Life. I have enough on my plate to keep my busy, but not so much that I feel overwhelmed. I can take time to enjoy myself without worrying about getting behind. I can take time away from Second Life without worrying too much about not being available 24/7.
I am still battling my demons and my depression, but having Second Life running smoothly for the most part really helps. I have a therapy appointment in a few days. I get anxiety about leaving the house, but knowing that I’m going to see her helps. I just really hate leaving the house and going into the unknown. That takes all the courage and strength I can must at times. It’s really strange that I’ve become so introverted, because once upon a time I was the life of the party. I’m not exactly sure when that light inside me started to dim, but it seems to be out now. Once in a blue moon, I can get it relit, but its as if I’m trying to keep a candle lit in a high wind. It doesn’t stay lit for long.
Since, I’ve finally got one corner of my life in check, I’m hoping that I can work on the other corners while maintaining the ones I’ve already got sorted. Yes, you heard it here, I have…*sighs*…hope.

cynful piercings

head: Catwa Catya
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Alexa @ Uber

pr!tty – Lemonade
Cynful Mina Piercing – Arms
Cynful Mina Piercing – Collarbone
Cynful Mina Piercing – Belly
Cynful Mina Piercing – Hips
-:zk:- Sunny Bikini

pose: {QP} – Breaking Waves – Female

Posted in Collabor88, Cynful, Events, Fashion, Q-Poses, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, TMD

Let’s Dance

In all my years on the grid, I’ve never been one for formal wear. I think a big part of it was that the skirts of yesteryears were so fluffy and big they often swallowed your date and not in a good way. *smirks* Like most things in SL gowns have come a long way and I have never enjoyed them more. Especially when wearing a gown like this Empress Maxi dress from Cynful. The details are incredible. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have such a handsome dance partner. *smiles*

SL never ceases to amaze me and I am never bored in this wondiferous virtual world as there continue to be adventures, new experiences, and new talent at every turn. I am so  very grateful for the amazing aesthetics that the incredible designers introduce into my world.

let's dance

Sady is wearing:
hairMagika – 01 – Lush
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[Cynful] Empress Necklace (*new* @ C88)
[Cynful] Empress Maxi Dress (*new* @ C88)

Josh is wearing:
hair: *Dura*B77-DARK (*new* @ TMD)
hairbase: Dura Catwa Hairboase 02 (DARK)
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
beard: VYC – Neat Scruff Beard
body: Slink Physique Male Mesh Body

::GB::slim pants suit Vr.2 / Black
::GB::ZIP Wing tip / Black

pose: {QP} – Lets Dance

[PM] Pixel Mode – Butterfly Chair – Wood
Lucero Skyhome by Spargel & Shine Homes (*new* in Builder’s Box)

Posted in Events, Fashion, ON9, Q-Poses, Red Fish, Second Life, shopping

Caught Up In a Net

There are so many wonderful and exciting things happening in my Second Life right now. Nothing I can really go into at the moment, but there have been some absolutely amazing opportunities crossing my path. Its been a very long time since I was so enthused about taking on more responsibilities, but it hardly feels like work when you work with such laid back, creative minds. I want to shout from the rooftops and bounce on a couch like Tom Cruise on Oprah. Instead, I’m going to lie here and pinch myself, because it really feels like I’m dreaming! I know I am blessed with some of the most amazing friends and creative minds. I’m grateful to each and every one of you. I’m inspired at every turn to be a better person and to push myself to be better at everything I do. I’m being fueled with that sense of accomplishment and I know that I am valued by some pretty impressive individuals. I suppose it sounds like I’m tooting my own horn a bit, but its not something I do very often…if ever. It feels good to feel good about myself. I caught up in a net of bliss and loving every minute of it. Oh, I’m sure dark cloudy days lie ahead on the horizon somewhere, but that’s all the more reason to embrace moments like this. That’s exactly what I’m going to do!

caught in the net

About the stuff:
When I saw this pose from Q-Poses, I knew the outfit needed to be sexy and gorgeous. Then along comes CandyDoll with their Sofia lingerie at Collabor88 and I knew, this was a picture I had to take. There are so many wonderful events going on at the moment that there’s simply no way that you can’t find something to wear, because if its not in your inventory already…its out there waiting at an event to jump onto your avatar…so as always, I wish you all HAPPY SHOPPING!♥

wearing:
hair:  .Entwined. Bouda (*new* @ Black Fair)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo:  RedFish – Ouija tattoo (*new* @ Bodyfy)

_CandyDoll_ Sofia Lingerie (*new* @ Collabor88)

pose: {QP} – Wildest Dreams (*new* @ ON9)

Posted in Codex, Events, Fashion, Q-Poses, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

The Hustle

Yesterday morning, I was out running errands and as I’m turning into the shopping center, I see a man holding a sign that reads, “HOMELESS…” It said something under that, but I didn’t have time to read it as I was mid-turn and there were cars behind me. I go into the convenient store and ask another customer what he thought I should grab to give the man, since I don’t have cash and can’t get any from this particular store. Without blinking, he said, “Nothing, he’s probably not even homeless.”
I gave the man a sad look and said, “Okay, but I can’t assume the worse. Water? And….chips or?”
“Water or Gatorade and some chips maybe, but don’t give that fool any money.”

Given that I just said I don’t have any cash, I just nodded, grabbed the water and saw some peanut butter crackers. I’m thinking that’s more sustenance than chips, right? I passed on the Gatorade, because for all I know the man might be diabetic, right? Okay, so I take my purchases to the counter and by now, the whole store is talking about it. (Its a really tiny store.) My favorite cashier, Jimmy, is behind the counter saying how there are always guys on these two corners hustling and as soon as they get some cash they come and buy cigarettes.
As I set my stuff down in front of Jimmy, he looks at me smiling, “You’re getting this for that guy?”
“Yes, Jimmy. I can’t help it. You seen him around? What kind of cigarettes does he buy, I know you know.”
“Tall guy?”
“Not too tall,” I said.
“Only one I seen lately is a tall skinny dude. Ain’t seen him in a few days though.”
Alright, so I don’t buy any cigarettes for the homeless guy, but I’ve got water and crackers…and I did find $5 in my wallet. So, I drive back to the corner and the guy is gone!
He was just there a few minutes ago….I look all around and see no sign of him. I shrug and turn back out onto the main road to finish my errands. The main road takes me past the other corner. Which incidentally is a good ten minute walk from the first corner. There’s a different guy on that corner with a fresh hair cut (yes, I can tell…it was rather distinct and trust me, it was clean lines  and done recently) holding the same sign! I wasn’t able to stop at the second corner.

codex-piercings2

So, was I about to be hustled? Were these two men a team? Were they really homeless? I can’t know. Did I feel stupid? No. I feel good knowing I was doing the right thing in my heart. I can’t imagine you’d have much to your name if you were willing to stand around begging for handouts. I’ve been homeless, but I’ve never pan handled. I honestly don’t know if this sort of thing is really lucrative. I’ve heard stories, but because of my ever so colorful past, I have a soft spot for people who are struggling to make ends meet. I’m quick to give to those I believe are in need if I’m able. I’ll probably never know if they were trying to hustle me or not, but does it REALLY matter? I’m not going to apologize for believing in people. Perhaps that makes me a bit of a fool, but I’d rather be a helping fool than to lose so much faith in humanity as to believe every person holding a homeless sign in hustling. *shrugs* It was on my mind, so I shared the experience. I’m curious though, what would you have done?

hair: TRUTH HAIR Kera
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
skinL’Etre Skin Shop – Megan Skin [Cotton Tone]
eyeshadow: –SU!– Somber Eyeshadow +CATWA APPLIER+
lipstick: ::SG:: Gelly Lips for CATWA Heads ONLY!
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

02 CODEX_Nose Stray piercing (*new* @ Bodyfy)
03 CODEX_Septum Stray piercing (*new* @ Bodyfy)
06 CODEX_Chin Stray piercing (*new* @ Bodyfy)
07 CODEX_RARE Stretched Tunnel ears Stray piercing (*new* @ Bodyfy)
CODEX_NECKLACE BETLAM BLACK

pose: {QP} – Blowing Kisses (*new* @ ON9)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Q-Poses, Second Life

Christmas Eve

So, its Christmas Eve…whether you celebrate the holiday or not, I surely hope that you’re having a blessed day. This time of year seems to bring out the best or worst in people. For me, I think it tends to soften some of my edges a bit. People tend to be more generous, not just monetarily, but with their love, their time, and their energy. I’m never quite sure if its the holidays or the anticipation of the biggest party of the year, New Year’s Eve! Either way, I love it and I hope that you’re embracing it as well.

xmas-eve

I’ll be in the kitchen cooking up the side dishes that I forgot I was responsible for yesterday. I’ve got tons of cooking ahead of me…cooking enough for 10 people, but only feeding three. *giggles* Meanwhile, Bueno is giving away this awesome Christmas theme jacket as a group gift. Speaking of group gifts, the earrings..yeah, I’ve had a few glasses….okay, bottles of wine…earrings…yes, super cute HUD driven earrings from Codex as a group gift, too! So many gifts! Make sure you drop by Cosmopolitan, because there are sooo many goodies just waiting to jump in your inventory and onto your body!

wearing:
/Wasabi Pills/ Trixie Mesh Hair – (FLF Dec 23, 2016)
.:E.A.Studio Ears
CODEX_EARRINGS ORACLE (group gift)
CODEX_NECKLACE PRENTYSS  (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
BUENO-Jacket -Xmas Group Gift

pose: {QP} – Music Is My Soul II (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)