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Thanksgivings & Transitions


I find myself in an interesting, and not completely welcome, place this Thanksgiving. Although over the course of my Second Life I’ve experienced a rolling parade of changes and transitions, as I reflect on where I am right at this moment I realize that almost everything that has been an integral part of my existence here has passed on or changed significantly, and I am currently in place that is strange and unfamiliar without the comforts that I often took for granted. This isn’t a pity party 🙂 Things and people have natural life cycles, and this is as true in virtual worlds as in corporeal ones. It just caught me off-guard to have so many life-cycles end in a relatively short period of time. Today, as always, I am fighting to give thanks for the blessings that I’ve enjoyed, rather than grieve too long over what is no more… and then to set my gaze on the road ahead, open to the next adventure around the bend. I’ll be spending some time this holiday season thinking about what that road ahead looks like, and embracing the notion that it may look very different from the road I’m leaving behind.

I want to express the deepest gratitude to everyone who has shared a piece of themselves with me over the last three years — and there are so many of you. You are a blessing of the very best kind, you give me strength, and most of all you sustain my faith and hope. Happy Thanksgiving~


November 25, 2010 - Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion


  1. I am totally in the same place you are and am in a reflective point in my life. Your words are inspiring to all of us that no matter where we are in life we must keep moving forward and count are blessings. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    Comment by Jaimyla Blackheart | November 25, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks so much, Jaimyla 🙂 It’s good to confirm I’m not alone. Have a blessed day~

      Comment by Nissa Nightfire | November 25, 2010 | Reply

  2. I suspect that everyone goes through the closing of doors and the trepidation of what the new window may bring. I doubt bloggers are alone, we are just (or at least often) more vocal *wink*.

    I have had at least two major whereamIgoing-whatamIdoingnext periods in SL, and no doubt a couple of minor ones that I have simply put aside. Actually I think that if I look at my life in SL and my RL I have had more crossroads in the virtual world than in our corporeal one.

    Picking up and moving on is often tricky. I tend to process very quickly – always have. I have made numerous life altering (read BIG) decisions in the matter of a few seconds. That old saying, “if it feels right – do it” has some credibility I think. I can honestly say I have very few regrets in either life. I am happy to be able to say that.

    So know that you are not alone. Life IS the adventure and with the adventure we have ups and downs, sadness and joy. If we never had those polarized viewpoints, we would be stuck in a limboland of mediocrity.

    Comment by Chic Aeon | November 25, 2010 | Reply

  3. you are a wise woman, Chic 🙂 I admit that I all too often want to embrace that comfortable mediocrity. But the amazing people in my life inspire me to reach higher — darn them! 😉 I’ve noticed your quick processing time 🙂 I expect I’ll be a bit slower … well, in a sense … in some ways I have decided what I’m doing for the next little while… I’m putting away schedules and to-do lists, I’m going to shop, and blog… and maybe even hunt a little. I hope I’ll have some lovely conversations with friends new and old. And when I feel like it, I’m going to turn off the computer and watch TV or read a book. I expect that at some point some inspiration will take root, and grow … and I’ll be off and running again 🙂

    Comment by Nissa Nightfire | November 25, 2010 | Reply

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