Lost in thought

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She closed her eyes as final rays of autumn sun pierced the forest canopy spattering her skin with patches of weak warmth.

She let the woodland speak to her, the scent of crushed bracken filling her nose as the chattering of a group of tiny birds surrounded her as they made the most of lingering insects and remaining berries on the bushes.

She needed this… the calm which swelled her heart and soothed her thoughts. Her fingertips traced the lines on the tree stump she sat on. A small insect ran over her hand, a reminder that even in the seeming death of the tree, it still supported life.

At peace, she opened her eyes and startled two pheasants which had stalked her, but now flew screeching into the tree above her. She started a little, but then grinned, glad to be alive!

 
Credits:

Tree stump with pose, Gingerfish, Burning Leaves Exclusive from http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Remarkable/232/184/23 TLC

Hair: Tram, G0419 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minnaloushe/180/33/20

Top: *B.D.R.* Grey Afternoon Sweater+Shirt  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beautiful%20Dirty%20Rich/125/122/22

Jeans: Blueberry, Melanie  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lenox%20and%20Blueberry/129/163/29

Boots:  Deadwool, Ulrich boots.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Misfits%20North/43/129/23″>Deadwool

Hamper: { What Next } Winter Harvest Picnic Hamper  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hodgepodge/113/97/31

Pheasants: TLC animated animals Pheasant Male and Female  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamy%20Land/196/128/25

Weekend – ready

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What a week it has been!

I was ready for the weekend by… Tuesday evening. Mhmm… it’s been THAT kind of week, and yet.. Tuesday was actually the lowest part.

How often does that happen? It surely can’t just be me who feels that at times events have driven me to my knees in desperation, only to have life pick up back again.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t sit around passively waiting for things to improve. Tuesday was so bad, that I made a decision to clear my headspace of some regularly occurring stress. It wasn’t an easy thing to do, but why carry around the worries when I don’t have to?

I spent wonderful time with a friend yesterday. We chatted a lot. Well… I chatted loads, and giggled even more, but in the course of our conversations we spoke about some of the tough times we have supported each other through over the years… tough times often brought about by others.

It reminded me how much we have to go through difficult times to somehow appreciate the good times even more. Things DO get better eventually. Keep your chin up, look forward and look with hope and joy to each coming sunrise.. and weekend!

A massive boost to me came last night, when I was asked if I would like to blog for a creator… Gos. I am sure I should have tried to appear ‘cool’, and taken a couple of seconds even to ‘consider’ it… but I didn’t. There was no decision to make. I LOVE Gos shoes and boots. I have for a very long time now, in fact I just rummaged in my inventory and found that I first bought Docs from Gos in 2010.

They are all totally drool-worthy!!

So here I am, happily weekend-ready, in wonderful shoes!

Wishing you all a great end to your week ♥

 

 

Credits:

Shoes: [Gos] – Rockstud Pumps – Available at Fameshed for September.

Pose: Gingerfish, Cinema Verite

Hair: Analog Dog, – soca

Jacket: -Pixicat- Sassy.Jacket – Dark RARE

Jeans: Blueberry – Serena

Backdrop: [Bad Unicorn] 05 Hype-Beast

Armchair musings…

 

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One thing which I spend a lot of time doing in SL… is.. thinking.

This should come as no surprise as so often the results of this are the ramblings in this blog.

My time in SL has always been my space of calm. Well… that’s what I have needed it to be, and for the most part that’s what it’s been for me. I am now well on the way through my eleventh year in SL, and over those years my little SL haven has been a real crutch for me.

There are times when my daily life is so hectic. Periods of those 11 years have been filled with trauma, stress and illness, but it’s that slice of the day when my time is truly my own, and I can lose myself in the somewhat-self-controlled environment of SL that I can finally stop and breeeeathe!

Yes it’s true to say that over those years I have witnessed much stress and drama in my SL too. Those times have been hard, but have taught me so much about myself and all were lessons worth learning.

Hmm… how to steer this to where I wanted to go when I started out on this? Haha! See what happens when I think?

With all that in my background, I spent some time talking with friends this week… something else I love to do on both sides of the screen! It occurred to me during conversation that whatever bad things we go through in life, no matter what negative situations we find ourselves in, or however many people we need to walk away from, somehow we always seem to run into those we truly fit with.

How amazing it is to have a conversation with someone, even if you are new into a friendship, but find that you are both of the same opinion on various things ?

I really do think we find our ‘tribe’ in life… not so much those we choose to spend time with, but those we truly belong with. These are the people who encourage us… those who inspire and applaud when we reach success, but equally the same ones who stop and create time to listen when that is what we need.

I think the best tribe is one where you don’t even have to spend all your time together to simply know in your heart that they are there. It’s in the quiet times of armchair-thinking at the end of the day that you can really see, and appreciate the blessings in life that true friends are! ♥

Credits:

Hair: MAGIKA, Lotus

Shirt: BLUEBERRY, Leah

Shorts: BLUEBERRY Helena.

Chair: [ kunst ] – Lounge chair

Dog in basket: O.M.E.N – Waiting for Santa Paws – Dream Pup

Heater: ..::THOR::.. Vintage Room Heater

Basket of Pillows: *AF* Retreat 08 – Pillow Basket

Posters on wall: floorplan. oceanliner print
Kalopsia – Poster – London

Wooden Sign: 22769 – Wood Sign – COMMON

Shadow being cast from *AF* Tea Party 06 – Hanging Hearts

Mind-full!

Mind-Full

I think a lot!

There’s rarely a time my mind is completely still. My vivid dreams are also proof that it doesn’t even quit at night.

Over the years of thinking, I have formed opinions…. many, many opinions *chuckles*, but where I used to share them freely, I have now learned that it’s far better to keep them to myself. Why is this? Have I decided they are wrong? No! I have learned that people all have their own ideas, right, or wrong, and rarely will they be convinced by something I have to say.

If something is important enough, I will say it, and say it loud enough to be heard, but for the most part I will keep my thoughts to myself, locked in my mind… and will simply watch.

Those who are closest to me are the few I share everything with. To them, I am an open book, and they pretty much know me. It always makes me smile when I see that one of them has read me perfectly and known exactly where my mind was heading. It’s seemingly a rare thing though, and makes those special few even more of a treasure to me.

I think my advice to a younger me would be to never stop thinking. There is much to wonder at and puzzle out in life, but not everyone needs to hear those thoughts. Not everyone deserves the value of a different perspective either.

Keep a full and busy mind!

 

 

 

Credits:

Hair: Valentina by Truth

Top: Isabella Boho Shirt from Addams

Skirt and Belt: Calliope from Blueberry

Sandals: Sunset Mesh sandals from Rebel Hope.

Seat: .: CHEZ MOI :. WoodHammock FineTree

Taken on the lovely Gaia Calling SIM. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Kiraly/198/106/52