Switch off!

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There are times when all we can do is lean back, take a deep breath… and switch off.

I don’t know if it’s just something I struggle with, or if there are those of you who share this, but it seems like life is a constant bombardment of noise, colour… and demands. I think with the way things are in the world at the moment, it all seems even more of an assault on calmness than usual.

My life has been something of a rollercoaster of late, so it’s become time for a short break. I will be away for a couple of nights… only a couple of nights, but I am really looking forward to a change of scenery, and some quality time with family. After all, my son starts uni in a few weeks, so I am cramming in time with him now, while I can 🙂

A couple of nights away is a good and happy thing. A time to sit and chat, to explore old places, and discover new. It’s much needed. Yet the feeling of excitement has reminded me how much I need to squeeze a time of ‘switching off’ into my everyday life too… or at least each week, be it drawing more, or reading more. I shouldn’t need nights away to achieve this peace… it’s just the simple things really….

It’s the quiet times of rich calmness which soothe my soul and replenish my spirit.

See you in a few days 🙂 ♥
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The outfit I am wearing in this picture is Belle, by LYBRA. I am wearing the new Colene Sandals from Gos, which are exclusive to Uber at the moment. Further details are at:
Colene by Gos

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