Give Your Heart A Break

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. Tori Amos

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. Tori Amos
Before heading into this blog post, I want to say that I am currently moving in real life and I will be taking some time off from sl–to hook up my cable, have a moving company deal with my stuff, and all the lovely things that come with a move. I’m excited for this move. I’m happy about this move and it has been a long time coming. However this post is a bit somber. Despite all of the new beginnings in my life, I’m also facing a lot of stuff….some things really scary and I do not always have the support system that I’d like to have (But I am one strong bitch and I will make it through). I will have surgery also in the next month or so, depending on when my surgeon is available to operate. I’ve had some heart breaking moments in second life and real life. I’ve pushed people away. I have a lot going on, so I wanted to talk about healing. I think that every person could stand to hear a post on healing. We all go through things in life that break us.
Healing really does take courage and sometimes you have to dig to the deepest part of your soul to find that courage. I’ve gone through months of healing over so many things. I dug so deep to find the strength to overcome things. I still have bad days sometimes, where sadness is the hardest thing that I deal with. I have a lot that puts me through emotional roller coasters. I think everyone does at some point in life. I always joke that if life was easy… it would be called happy fun time. BUT, alas, it is not. Being shattered has had its impact on me, as well as others.
My heart was crushed, a lot it seems. I went through a lot of heart ache in a very short time period. I felt in pieces. I was sad. I wanted to crawl under the covers and hide. I was broken in every single way a person can actually feel broken and let down. I was let down by the actions of others. I was shattered. Sometimes when the pieces scatter all over the place, you have to find a way to pick them up and make sense of it. Sometimes you have to do the best that you can, so more pieces of yourself don’t fall apart.
I am still picking up pieces of myself every day and sometimes I still have a piece of me shatter. But I have the courage deep in my pockets to want to heal. I want to feel whole. Some days are easier than others. Pain can shatter you in every way possible. It shatters a sense of who you think that you are. It shatters the image of self. It shatters the very essence of your dreams at times. It hurts right down to your soul–the physical and emotional pain. The struggle is real. But life, choices, and circumstances can also shatter a person.
So you really have to be courageous in wanting to heal, because life sometimes creates situations that you need to heal from–while you’re still healing from something else. It takes courage to dig in your pockets for strength. I am still digging through my pockets for strength, every single day. I think most people do. We’re all fighting a battle that no one knows anything about, so we are all healing from something in life.
Be strong and know that you’ll be able to find the strength that you need. And when your pockets are empty, people always seem to give you some of their courage and strength. Give your heart a break because your heart needs one. You should curl up with a good book, shop, eat, and laugh, because those things fill your pockets with the strength to heal and give you the courage to see that life is full of potential. And know you’re loved by those who give the courage to heal. I also want to add that sometimes healing means doing things for yourself–buying a home and caring for that home (my experience). Sometimes you have to rebuild what was once broken–and that’s okay.
Whew, okay, now I can talk about events on the grid. I’ve gone to a few–Collabor88, Pose Fair, and Shoetopia. My stockings and heals are from Reign at Shoetopia. They are sold separately. My shorts, shirt, blazer, and hair can be found at this month’s round of collabor88. Finally, my pose is from Bauhaus Movement. I love this company an awful lot and I bought their fatpack of poses, which isn’t something that I usually do, but I really love their poses. It gives me a lot of options to be creative.
I am officially taking a blogging hiatus to deal with my real life move. I will only be gone about two weeks, but I will be back. Also due to being a sensitive person who is scared to go into surgery at this time, I am asking for patience with other residence at this time. Thank you.
Okay… as always, Be Kind To One Another,
Cheers
Violet xoxo
♥♥♥
Credits

Hair–Little Bones-SIren by Nova Faerye –Collabor88– April 2018
Heels/Stockings–Shoetopia –Peep Toe Stilettos, Ruffle Lace Stockings–by KENADEE REIGN (kenadeecole)–Shoetopia April 2018
Blazer–Tee*fy–Kiara Blazer– by thuthu sendpie (azure.electricteeth)—Collabor88 April 2018
Shorts–Tee*fy–Mia Shorts by thuthu sendpie (azure.electricteeth)–Collabor88 April 2018

 

Pose–Bauhaus Movement –Disseminate Anime Style by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)–Pose Fair, April 2018

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Silly Picture Day

 

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. Charlie Chaplin

 

 

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. Charlie Chaplin

After a couple of tough days, I decided to feed my soul with some laughter. So I stepped away from the computer and enjoyed Easter. I even had a few laughs. It really is the best form of medicine. I hope all of my followers and readers had a wonderful Easter and a wonderful spring break.

Speaking of spring break, this past week, I had the pleasure of going to the pose fair a little early to view the merchandise and do a little bit of shopping. I found this wonderful pose and backdrop by Foxcity. I also purchased the backdrop as well. After buying a few poses, I headed over to some events.

One of those events included Uber, one of my favorite events on the grid. I purchased some new eyes and this beautiful dress by Dead Dollz. I also bought new eyes by Buzzeri. I used to buy eyes from them all the time, so I’m really happy and excited to see them participating in events.

Before I forget, there is one event open on the gird that is one of my favorites–Pose Fair. If you like taking pictures, this event is for you. So many pose creators participate in the Pose Fair. Anddddddd….. this event is now going to be quarterly. I’m really excited this event will occur more often, because I am always looking for new poses. I hope you too find some great poses this round. For more information, please check out my credits below.

 

Please be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Violet (Me)

Hair–Stealthic –Sensual–by Hunter (stealthic)
Dress–Dead Dollz–Rosaria Dress by Kiddo Oh–Uber March 2018
Eyes–Buzzeri –Moody Eyes Pure by Bugs Amelia Bryant (eleri.catlyn)–Uber March 2018
Backdrop–Foxcity –Higher Love–by Satomi Masukami–Pose Fair March 2018
Pose–Foxcity –Bestie–by Satomi Masukami–Pose Fair March 2018

The blond

Hair–Phoenix–Cassandra–by Լєχι Pнσєηιχ (xxryvenxx)
Shirt–Blueberry –Bette Dress shirt–by Blueberry (blueberryxx)
Pants–Legal Insanity –Myra flared rose pants EGO THE SIZE OF RUSSIA (datrip.blackbart)
eyeshadow–Euphoric —Vena by demi Placebo–Kinky March 2018
Lipstick–Euphoric -Vena matte lipstick by demi Placebo–Kinky March 2018

Old School

"My plan is just to love harder than I've ever loved before, hide nothing, and embrace that I'm an imperfect human being. Oh, and sadness - sadness is everything."  Sam Smith

 

“My plan is just to love harder than I’ve ever loved before, hide nothing, and embrace that I’m an imperfect human being. Oh, and sadness – sadness is everything.”  Sam Smith

I came across this quote today and I thought it said everything…..everything that I have felt in the last six months. Sometimes you just get tired of hiding. Sometimes you want to love the people around you because you realize how precious time can be. I think we spend our entire lives learning to embrace the person we are….the person who stares back at us in that mirror. I also believe every person carries with them something that makes them sad. But, Sam Smith is so right. Sadness is everything. The sadness can inspire us to be better. The emotion of sadness can serve so many purposes in our every day lives. Just recently, I told someone this, “Without hardship, there would be no compassion.” We all have a journey of hardship or sadness. It differs from person to person, but it’s there. So we just have to love each other harder….to mend those pieces–whatever they may be.
I’m going to make mistakes. It’s the only guarantee in life. We will fail. We will fall, but it’s what we do with those mistakes that matter. As I sit here, I think back to when I was a high school student. And oh the mistakes I made and lets not talk about fashion. Shivers. Some mistakes gave me some really great memories. I wouldn’t have done much differently in those old school days.
During that journey, I remember pop culture. There are just those things that scream back in the day and fond memories. One of those memories includes watching the breakfast club for the first time. I felt like… I could relate, being surrounded by people so different from myself, but forming a bond with those people who were so different. To this day, it’s one of my favorite memories–my friends back then.
So, I was thrilled when I heard an event was inspired by this movie. I immediately went shopping and gathered everything that I could. I really adore this event and I bought many items that I plan on using in the future. My credits this time around will be a little longer than usual, but I want to talk about all of the stores that are apart of this event. Everything featured in the picture above (except the building) is available at Clique, so if you like anything featured, please check out my credits below.
Credits
Background includes

Chalk board–Brocante –Detention Chalk board by ValiantCo –Clique March 2018
Wire organizer–Sari Sari —Filing rack by stupidmonkey–Clique March 2018
Lockers–Ariskea — [Otaku} Nerd Locker by ariskea (diaxm)–Clique March 2018
Desk–++Half Deer ++–Classic School Desk by Halo (halogen.magic)–Clique March 2018
Books–++Half Deer++–Book Clutter by Halo (halogen.magic)–Clique March 2018
Round organizer–Sari Sari –Round metal Organizer by stupidmonkey–Clique March 2018
Notebook–Anxiety –weirdo art supplies by joseph domínguez (max1ma)–Clique March 2018
Mix tapes–Anxiety –Weirdo mix tapes by joseph domínguez (max1ma)–Clique March 2018

 

what I’m wearing

Pants/top–Dead Dollz–Nadja leggings/sweatshirt by Kiddo Oh–Clique March 2018
Gym bag/bottle–E.Marie.–Gym bag, Gym Bottle Tacos by . E м i . (emilianamarie)–Clique March 2018
Necklace–Vibes –Basket Case by Lt. Dan (skinerd.skytower) —Clique March 2018
Shoes–Flite –Lowtop Ducks by LiamCole
Hair–Foxy –Muse by Liza Broono—March Kustom9 2018

Demons

 

“I stop fighting my inner demons. We're on the same side now. T-shirt”― Darynda Jones, Second Grave on the Left

 

“I stop fighting my inner demons. We’re on the same side now. T-shirt”
― Darynda Jones, Second Grave on the Left

So I know that spring is all about new beginnings. this past week seems like everyone was about to give me one–whether I like it or not. The magazine that I work on is coming to an end….among other endings inworld. It has been a very somber week inworld for me with so many endings. I love working with companies that will have me. I enjoy the work and the challenges at times. They push my creative limits. Despite the endings in second life, I will be stepping into a new chapter in my real life. I’M MOVING!! That’s right, I’m getting my first home. I’m very excited.

As you can imagine, I’ll probably be away for a few days in the near future. Fret not, it shouldn’t take me long. It’s not a huge move. I’m not going very far. I’ll be up and running again shortly, before you know it. ♥

Now, onto second life, my entire world is changing yet again inworld. There are new beginnings for me in store. I always believe that when one door closes another one will open. Despite everything sort of coming to a close, I know that life moves on and changes are inevitable. The only guarantee in life is change. You can fight it, which …..does no one any good or you can roll with the punches. I’m learning how to roll with the punches in all worlds. And in a way, I’m ready for some changes.

Speaking of changes, there are some events that are starting to pop up along the grid. One of those events is Lootbox. They have some wonderful items from well known companies. Nani and Eliavah paired up for this event. Let me talk about the event for just a moment, Lootbox is a gacha event, so you try your luck with every pull. I won this beautiful outfit which includes, the mask, scarf, body suit, and Kimono are available. The kimono is one of the rares available. You should definitely try your luck at this month’s round of lootbox. if you like the outfit featured above, please check out my credits.

Finally, I chose this quote, because I think a lot about inner demons. This quote made me realize that inner demons are part of us. Sometimes we overcome them and sometimes we live with them. You can’t have light without darkness. They both make up a whole person. And that’s my food for thought.

I hope you all have a wonderful start to spring. Be Kind to One Another.

Cheers, Violet XOXO

credits

Eyes–Arise –Nas Eyes by Walton F. Wainwright (faust.steamer)
Head Jewel–random matter –Behemoth by 슬기 sᴇᴜʟɢɪ (nikohl.hax)–Lootbox March 2018
Tears–Cureless –Collyrium Tears by kaori domínguez (kaorinette)
Hair–Doux–Margaret by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Ears–Mandala –Steking Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Kimono–Eliavah–Kasumi Kimono by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Lootbox March 2018
Daggers–Eliavah –Chakra Daggers by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Lootbox March 2018
Bodysuit–Eliavah –Benikage Bodysuit by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Lootbox March 2018
Mask–Nani–Kunoichi by kit (kittynapkitkat)–Lootbox March 2018
Scarf–Nani–Kunoichi by kit (kittynapkitkat)–Lootbox March 2018
Dragon–katat0nik–Mystic Dragon by シ (katat0nik.pidgeon)–gacha item

Step Into The Light

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ― Lao Tzu

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ― Lao Tzu

Spring is right around the corner and you can feel it all around second life. The grid has been blooming with flowers, along with outfits that scream warmth. I’m so glad too, because I am ready for winter to be over with. Although, my allergies in real life would have to disagree about flowers blooming. The lighter colors and brighter decor definitely has an effect on my mood and maybe others to.

One of the events helping to bring spring to the forefront is Collabor88. There’s so many wonderful items this round. it’s incredibly easy to go broke. There are still items that I plan on purchasing before the month is over with. From the vines that climb the wall to flower pots on the floor, there is definitely a feel of new life being breathed into the grid. So with a flower in my hair, I slipped into this gorgeous dress. It makes me long for the days sipping lemonade outside with the wind in my hair at one of my favorite restaurants with outdoor seating.

I highly recommend this round at Collabor88. It’s one of my favorite events. I can never gush enough. But with the sunny disposition of all the items available, it is sure to lift the spirits of everyone. And hopefully this blogger can see past the sniffles and see the ray of light at the end of the winter tunnel.

If you like any of the items feature in the picture above, please check out my credits.

Be Kind To One Another,

Cheers,

Vi XOXO

Credits

Hair–Monso–Jenny by Morphine Janick
Dress–Ison–Selena by Harry Hyx
Vines–Half Deer–English Ivy by Halo (halogen.magic)
Flower pot–Nomad–Crocus Bucket by Pira (piraiyah.novikov)
Skull with Plant–Schadenfreude –Fly muscipula bleached felis skull by Allegory Malaprop

Pose–SEmotions–Bento Modeling poses by Marie Sims

All the items above are featured in this month’s collabor88 March 2018

Deep into the Blue

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. William Shakespeare

 

 

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. William Shakespeare
Sometimes we find light in the most unsuspecting places. This week was wrought with getting kicked out of the skin fair due to too many scripts to huds not working properly. And I think there’s a bear roaming around my sl grounds. Nevertheless, in a world of naughtiness and wickedness, there are times when little lights beam bright, even in the digital world that has been created.
Even with all the technical issues, I found a ray of light in the creative guru’s of sl that make all those pretty skins for the Skin Fair, and various items at The Arcade. I fought off the too many script errors and walked around as a ghost, to find the latest faces available to residents. I also took a trip down a board walk to play a few slot machines. I didn’t come empty hand, after leaving these two events. I spent my lindens and my wallet gave a very loud groan, but I was a vision in red with a whole new look.
First, lets talk about skin…. I went to my favorite skin store–DeeTalez at the skin fair. There were limited options for those who have LeLutka heads, but I found this skin called Maria. I have to say that I really love it. I like the softness of the overall skin. It’s almost innocent looking. And I really enjoy pairing an innocent look with things that aren’t so innocent, which makes life a bit interesting.
To help me with that not so innocent look, I went to the arcade and found one of my favorite gacha machines, Birdy. I won this body suit. I was also gifted this incredible jacket by complete surprise, the rare from Birdy. THANK YOU!!!! I have to say that was one of the best parts of my day, getting a surprise completely out of the blue. The Arcade has so many things from food, furniture, clothes, dolls, and even…..backdrops. The one featured in this picture is from Foxcity. I also won this item, at the arcade. It always remains one of my favorite events on the grid.
Finally, I needed a new hair styles, so I headed over to The Darkness Event. I found this hair by Doux called Leto. I’m in love with the style. Even though I love the style, I wish the part was a little more defined. It cuts into my scalp a little, but it’s still a beautiful style nevertheless. I highly recommend all of these events. But it’s time for me to go and put some of my haul into the proper folders.
If you like any of these items, please check out my credits below.
Be Kind to One Another,
Cheers,
Violet
Credits
Hair–Doux–Leto by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)–Darkness Monthly Event March 2018
Jacket–Birdy–Backstage–by Tyr Sinister (tyr.rozenblum)–Arcade March 2018–Rare
body suit–Birdy–Dreamz by Tyr Sinister (tyr.rozenblum) Arcade March 2018
Boots–Gos–Arianna by Gos (gospel.voom)
Skin–DeeTalez–Maria by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)–Skin Fair March 2018
Backdrop–Foxcity –K-Pop Star Titanium by Satomi Masukami–Arcade 2018
LM to skin fair

Mad with Fashion

 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  Winston Churchill

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

I’ve been shopping quite a bit in second life lately. There are so many wonderful events happening across the grid. My poor pocket book groaned today. I’m sure. I’ve been to Kinky, Uber, and the arcade, so you are sure to hear back from soon with all my goodies in tow.

My first stop was uber. This round is fantastic with all the designers letting the mod fashions and trends of the past come to life. I found this lovely outfit from David Heather at Uber a few days ago and I absolutely adore it. I had this backdrop in my inventory and I was watching a music video. I was inspired. So I came up with this great idea for my picture. I hope others like it as much as I do. This round is not one to be missed!!! For more information, please check my credits down below.

Finally, I picked this quote because it’s a good reminder that even with success, you still have to keep going and failure doesn’t kill you. Continuing to persevere, despite those failures, …well it’s there that we find strength in ourselves. You have to pick yourself up and dust yourself off. We have to go on!!

I hear that steak in the background sizzling, so I am off for now.

Be kind to one another,

Cheers Violet XOXO

Credits

Jacket–LOVE–by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber February 2018
Bodysuit-LOVE— by David C. Heather (gianni.broda) –Uber February 2018
Purse–LOVE–David Heather- by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber February 2018
Hair—-Crimson –Little Bones  by Nova Faerye
Sunglasses—Actress– Rowne by Couleur Latoe–gacha item