Getting back to myself

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The past six months in my real life, as well as my second life, have been filled with many highs and lows. Of course, life will always throw us into some very chaotic situations, sometimes, just to see if we are paying attention! Physically, I have endured some of the worst moments of my life in the past six months. There have been a few times this year when I was unsure exactly what my future was going to be like. And, I’ve had to let fate decide my future, while I sat helplessly in the backseat. As things with my health progressed, I did manage to find out something absolutely amazing!  My real life partner and love of my life is someone I can count on, to be my rock, during my darkest of hours. He has shown me, without a doubt, that he can handle the weight of my crumbling world on his shoulders, when I am to weak to carry it on my own. That, in my eyes, is unconditional love.

During this six months, I’ve had to literally re-invent myself for my own sanity. My likes, dislikes, my relationships, my friendships, my interests, everything began to slowly change, to adapt, to evolve. Some of these changes were  not for better or worse, they were just simply changes. But, my outlook on life, my future, my relationships, my dreams, my goals…everything slowly changed. I was learning to adapt to my new life and I had finally come to understand that my way of doing things may have to permanently change. And this at times, made me sad, I felt broken and I felt in a dark place. The feeling of the unknown can be a very scary feeling. So, I did the only thing I knew to do, I logged into Second Life and I began shopping for shoes! LOL

But, then yesterday, I found out that my physical health has been tremendously improving enough that I am almost 100% back to normal! Omg, what an uplifting feeling! I can return to my full-time real life job, I can make plans for the holidays, I can start focusing on what is most important to me again!  I have a future to look forward to again! And, I am very excited for these changes to start happening in my real life.

With this news, also comes some changes for me with Second Life. Blogging everyday will no longer be a possibility. I just have way to much in life to catch up on and I can’t possibility focus on blogging every single day. But, I love taking photos and I have made some very wonderful friendships so I absolutely can’t give up on blogging!  However, I am starting my next phase of challenges within my Second Life. I am going to create my own mesh designs. It is something I have wanted to do for a very long time and something I feel I’ll be successful at. Creating is a very slow process for me because I am so OCD about the end results, so posting new designs won’t be something I am able to do on a regular basis. I still have to tend to my real life needs and work my full-time day job, so creating mesh will have to be a part-time endeavor for now along with blogging. But, I feel like it is something that I’m really going to enjoy.

Our lives are very short and six months is a long time to lose. I’ve got so many things to catch up on, to do, to see!!  It is time for me to jump right into all the things I have been waiting so long to do in my real life and my second life!

And, I hope the last six months of this year turn out to be much brighter and more productive than the first six months.

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Eclectic Country Getaway

The Dilemma:
One of your favorite creators releases 2 amazing Homes with matching furnishings/decor within two weeks of each other.

The Solution:
Pick your favorite of the two homes then purchase items from both releases to decorate the home.

…Or at least this was my solution.

I had already fell in love with DRD’s Garden House release from the current round of Shiny Shabby when I seen previews of DRD’s release for the June round of The Arcade. So I decided to mix and match the two sets. I also added some other items from more of my favorite creators and I ended up with this very charming, eclectic country getaway.

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You can see a full enlarged view of each photo by clicking on it. This will take you to my Flickr.

Credits For Photo 1:
Gardenhouse by DRD @ Current Shiny Shabby

DRD – Lovers Nest Gacha Bed, Curtains, Couch, Coffee Table, Table Decor Plate, Fireplace, Birdcage, Chandelier 2  @ The Arcade
Witty Cats – Stuck by Mutresse
Deer Fauxidermy by Half Deer
Shabby Cats Luggage by Birdy
Beaded Lamp by Dust Bunny
Old Book by ANC
Lady In Moon by ANC
White Book by  ANC
Record Storage by Tres Blah
Record Player by Tres Blah
Spring Flowers by Kalopsia
Antionette Floor Length Mirror by Alouette
Ruffle Pouf by Pilot
Vintage Suitcase Stack by What Next
Lost Bear by Boogers
Memories Photo Book by Cosmic Dust
Vanity Mirror by Tres Blah
Porcelain Deer by Dust Bunny
Snow Drops in a Bottle by Keke

Credits For Photo 2:
(those not listed above)
Hanging Stars by Kalopsia
Ruffle Rug by Dust Bunny
Beach Towel Tote by Dust Bunny
Beach Bag by Dust Bunny
Chandelier 1 by DRD
Cabinet by DRD
Draped Chairs by DRD
Sidetable by DRD
Tea Rose by Erractic
Jam & Cream by Erractic
Green Jasmine Tea Box by Erractic
Rose Bouquet by Apple Fall
Victoria Sponge Cake by What Next (group gift)

Vintage & Shabby Chic

I had a little extra time today so I finally started decorating my skybox from Vespertine. I bought it in a rush one night and I had forgotten all about it. It’s so cozy and shabby, I just love it!

Most of the items are old releases but still some of my fav pieces from my fav designers! ♥♥ Click the photo and it will take you to flickr for a better view.

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Designers:

Reykjavik Loft (Skybox) – VESPERTINE
Wood Cabinet – Apt B
Pendulum Frame – Apt B
Napa Entryway Box Set Red -The Loft
Paris Books,Map of Paris Frame,Paris Armchair  – Bazar
Anam Duffle Bag – :::LP:::
Mayfair Trunk (Old Glory) – {what next)
Window Shelf (Wood) – {what next)
Postcard Map – Fancy Decor
Musical Note Wall Rack – [NO CONCEPT]
Autumn Branch – [NO CONCEPT]
Suitcases V2 – Glam Affair
Fan – LISP
Hacienda Striped Rug – Apple Fall
11 Antique Telephone – Zaara
Oolong Teacup Planter Iris – Cream – [ARIA]
Rope Wall Shelf – tarte
Humid Dusty Cottage Gacha 3 – :HAIKEI:
Salad Days – Cat Face Jade – tres blah-

Pillow Cart, Long Pillow Chair,Square Table,Flower Case,Lavander Box,Metal Ladder, Castle Lamp – Kalopsia

Snow Drops in Bowl – [ keke ]
Entryway Table – Whitewash -Lark