Play in the dirt because life is too short to always have clean fingernails

Your mind is a garden.
Your thoughts are the seeds.
You can grow flowers
or you can grow weeds.

It’s been quite a while since I last blogged. Life happenings and obligations have kept me pretty busy and I’m now just settling back in to a (vaguely) normal routine. I’ve learned that sometimes life just keeps pushing ahead while you’re dragging your feet and wanting to stay put. But I’m nothing if not resilient, so now I’m doing the pushing. So far, I like it much better that way. 😉 Continue reading “Play in the dirt because life is too short to always have clean fingernails”

Isn’t it perfect how the memories feel the same? It feels just like coming home.

Isn’t it perfect how the memories, they feel the same?
Isn’t it amazing how the song remains unchanged?

‘Cause it’s you that I’m runnin’ to,
And it’s you that I’m feelin’ for lately…

‘Cause you are home to me

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We Can Never Obtain Peace in the Outer World Until We Make Peace With Ourselves

“The worst battle you have to fight is between what you know and what you feel.”
~ Unknown

Life is a learning experience. That experience can be both a joyful one or a painful one, or anything in between the two, and often simultaneously. Sometimes you realize that the biggest obstacle you have in learning and growing or moving forward, is yourself. For personal reasons – I won’t go into them here – I’ve been in a battle with myself as of late.

When I saw the topic of Berry Singh’s Monday Meme this week, I saw it as an opportunity to focus on some of the positive in my life. The challenge is to share things that you’ve learned as a result of your time and experience in Second Life, whether the reasons are personal or professional, whatever those “lessons” have taught you.

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There is No Love Sincerer Than the Love of Food

I love food in SL. The little food items that stores make and sets you can buy in gachas (and out) are some of the first things I snatch up when I start my buying sprees. Right now Atelier Kreslo has a Farewell Bake Sale going on  and there are a bunch of yummy little treats to enjoy. The event runs through February 13th so you have some time to go pick up some of the things in these pics yourself.

For this post I used the items I picked up at the Farewell Bake Sale as well as other things that I’ve picked up at Atelier Kreslo here and there (like the Donut Festival) and filled it in with other stuff I had stashed away in my closet. All in all, it turned out to be a little tucked away bakery / coffee shop that I would love to just hang around in myself.  [NOTE: This post is a tad pic heavy.]

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Good Food and a Warm Kitchen are What Makes a House a Home

I love doing decor posts. Setting up all the things I’ve collected at different events and making a pretty room to sit in and enjoy. (I’ve probably mentioned this before I’m sure.) For this post I’ve done a kitchen, mostly centering around the kitchen set and items from Dust Bunny that you can get at this round of The Season’s Story, but there are things I picked up at FaMESHed and Chapter 4 as well. The list of what’s what and where to get them is below…

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Sometimes, You Have to Stop Thinking So Much and Just Go Where Your Heart Takes You

… Last night I woke up cold
And I walked right out into the dark
And eight hundred reasons why kept flying into my eyes
Wish I could say that I killed ’em dead
But they’re just much bigger than I

It’s all over your eyes
There’s nothing you can do
I’m coming out my skin tonight
So tell me if you’re ready or not …

… And maybe maybe
You’re gonna save me
Maybe maybe
But I don’t know

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