Reflections on Two Years in Second Life



Two years is a long time. Bearing in mind that in SL there are 6 days to every RL day that means ...counts on her fingers....gives up and opens Excel....shakes her head and mutters....it means time moves differently in SL. Relationships speed up, hours seem to pass quickly and we find ourselves in world for hours longer than we intend to be, saying up late into the night. It is no surprise then that two years in Second Life feels all at once like a very long time and no time at all.

I was curious what I wrote on my first rez day last year so I went back to read that post. I wrote about being an introvert in a social world and the fantastic rez day party friends had for me. Somehow my first rez day was a coming of age -- something to celebrate. It demanded fireworks and a big gathering of people and dancing.

This year I spent my rez day quietly working on a NWN post. I was struggling, as I do every week, with the photo that appears at the top of my list. As I worked I thought about how I am blessed in so many ways. I have a long term partnership that enriches my life, many great friends, a fun job, a house and a park we built together, more interesting things to do than I can possibly squeeze into any day of the week. Life is good.

Today's BBBC challenge question is "If there was someone you could trade places with for one day in Second Life, who would it be and why?" My honest answer to that question after two full years in Second Life is I would not trade places with anyone. I love my Second Life exactly as it is right now.

5 comments:

Honour said...

A happy happy rez day to you! The fact that SecondLife includes people like you make this the wonderful place it is! :)

Tho said...

Happy rezday! We haven't visited in a while, but you're still on my list of favourite people in SL. :-)

Lizzie Lexington said...

WOW 2 years! So its been two years since we met at Videorance? WOW. I am so glad you stayed!

chestnut rau said...

Thanks Honour, Tho and Lizzie!

Yes Lizzie that was just shy of two years ago. You were one of the first people I talked to that did not have a freenis on the outside of your pants.

I am sorry we lost touch and I am very glad we are both still around.

Dale Innis said...

Yay, happy rezday yet some more! Not being able to think of anyone you'd trade places with is def a good measure of... something good!