Thoughts on SLCC
I am going to SLCC on Friday and I am nervous. I have never met anyone from SL in the physical world before. Sure, I talk to some of my closest friends outside SL on a daily basis but I have never shared the same physical space much less shared a coffee with them. This may seem strange but its just how I am, I suppose.
I love my virtual life precisely because I don't have to think about my physical body. It doesn't matter and all of my personal hang ups about how I am too fat, too old, too this or not enough that just disappear. So, you can imagine how meeting friends from the virtual in the physical terrifies me. Not only do I have to deal with my own stupid hang ups but I also roll around in "now they will see the horrible truths I have been hiding all these years."
Please. I am fully aware how ridiculous all of this is so there is no need for supportive comments about how you have seen my RL picture and I am not the freak show participant my inner middle school girl imagines. I know. Really I do. Still, I obsess over what to wear and finding time to get my highlights touched up and on and on and on.....
This morning I came across the following sentence which stopped me in my tracks. I think this is going to be my new mantra.
"These days, I think the way I see the world is much more important that how I look to it." Kim Miles