Happy May everyone! it’s a new month, and once again I am thankful to have made it out of April. I felt that last month was trying for many people for a number of reasons, both inworld and in real life.
Outfit: Ghee Crystal Assymetric Bustier – LARA -DAISY,
Ghee Crystal Mini Skirt – LARA – DAISY, Ghee Crystal – Panty – LARA – Graphite (Stay at Home gift)
Skin: [Glam Affair] Brielle Applier [ Catwa ] 006 (@ Kustom 9 April round)
Hair: Lamb. Luxe
Headband: Caboodle – Sunflower Headband
Necklace: Ghee Daisy Chain Necklace – 1 STRAND – Boho
Lips/Lipstick: CATWA HD Lips Catya , Cosmetize / The Star Girl Collection / Group Gift
Eyeshadow: Colivati Beauty – Powder Pack April 2018 Catwa
Shoes:: Pure Poison – Mia Platforms – Maitreya
Couch: DRD – Boho Backyard – Athena Couch – ADULT
Location: Free Spirit Farms
But before I go into that, I want to talk about my appearance. For some reason, ever since I have been going to the gym (I’m at 35 strength ^^), I felt like I needed a tweak in my every day appearance. So I made my “curvy” normal shape curvier. I can’t complain about it And besides, I can always switch back to my normal shape when I want.
I have updated my Catwa head to the latest version (I think I was still at 3.2 and now they have 4.5), and I have been using the HD lips. I have a love/hate relationship with the, because for some reason I struggle with going back to my normal lips. The second (which was the last time) I used them to do a blog post, I had to reset my Catwa HUD Also, I feel like I have fillers in my lips It could be the lips, or it could be the lipstick I am using, or maybe it’s my shape. I am not sure yet.
I have also started looking at skins for both Genus strong (I hope everyone got their free heads while they could), and Lelutka Evolution. I think I found a good skin now for the head…now I just need to get both. Lelutka did have a sale on them, and I am not sure whether it was still going on. But I had to demo the heads first and start tweaking the shapes to see if it would be the right head for me. The heads are definitely more photo-realistic than what I am used to.
So, back to the main topic. I am glad that I took a mini break in March, for I felt April came really strong with challenges. I felt that there were forces that tried to inhibit my creativity in Second Life. How? Situations that challenged the amount of free time that I had to nurture my creativity. The ability to be creative is what drives me to participate in this world. And when I feel like I am limited, then my pictures aren’t as great. My stylings are a bit off. I can’t manage multiple tasks with ease like I am used to doing. And the biggest feeling is that I can’t think because there are so many things to do, and not enough time to do them.
Coming from a place of peace and calm, I was able to face those forces head on. I may have stumbled a bit, but I believe that I did well. And that confidence will hopefully take me to a new level of creativity for this month.
So the lesson for last month is don’t forget to schedule time for relaxation, and take a break (or at least cut back on some of the more stressful or time-consuming activities) every once in a while. And then do what YOU want to do
Now, it’s time for me to clean up all the cat hair at home ^^