The one in which Chestnut talks about RL, inertia and penguins
I think it is amazing what you can learn when you enter your name into google.com/images. My RL picture shows up right at the top, so any hope I ever had of creating an impermeable barrier between my avatar and my RL is long gone. There was a time when I would have been totally freaked out by that fact, but these days I am of the opinion that, well, its all me folks. My husband and my kids are well aware of what goes on in my SL and frankly they think I am ridiculous to waste my time in a virtual world with no purpose or goal. Having said that, I have the same opinion of endless internet debates about religion, raiding in WOW, Mincraft, watching makeup videos on Youtube, "liking" Facebook bumper stickers and reality TV. Mutual respect of our chosen playtime habits is the rule at my house.
So yeah, my 365 is over. I miss it. I really do miss the requirement I put on myself to create something every single day. It has only been a few days but I feel the pull of inertia. I could easily slide into laziness and not flex my creative muscles daily if I don't come up with another project. I have not had that aha! moment yet but I am actively searching. Some of my ideas are:
365 - landscape images
365 - Travelogue places to go in SL
365 - Music that inspires me along with an image from SL
365 - RL images (which would not be on this blog but I would share the link)
365 - RL glass bead project
I have no clue yet what I will do, but I will do something. I can't stop now.
So what is up with the penguin? Well, I found the image using google images. I took it standing on the first land I bought on my own in a sim called Jokung back in 2007. I loved that parcel. It was 8192m and really lovely waterfront on a sim that was mostly forest. It was quiet and beautiful, especially considering it was mainland. I visited recently and its not as quiet or as beautiful any more, sadly. The penguin was a gift from Jellybean Madison and Hawksrock Gunawan when they were the King and Queen of the Tiny Empires group I was involved in at that time. Sing with me...."memories........"
When I think back to those days I am amazed at how much things have changed -- often when I least expected it new people popped into my life. Twice I met people who would become incredibly important to me when I said something random on twitter. Once, I had no land of my own and everything changed when I went to sandbox to open a box. Of course, the process of writing this blog and sharing *me* with *you* has changed my SL a thousand times.
Thanks for sticking with me over the past three years. Soon I hope to have something interesting enough to keep you coming back into the future.