Mistakes

 

Mistakes

 

 

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” Benjamin Franklin
I found this quote at a time contemplating my own mistakes in all worlds. Benjamin Franklin simply meant that mistakes and failures don’t ruin us. They give us opportunities to grow and move on from them. They teach us something about ourselves good and bad. I made a mistake this week, but not the kind where you left your keys on the counter instead of the key ring. It was this blaring mistake with awful consequences. I ended up hurting my friend in the process, which I’ll always be sorry for. I never want to hurt people, yet I do.
Instead of self pity for my own mistakes, I’d rather take a minute to thank people instead, because life is not always about me. Life is about people. The struggles and adversity that people endure becomes a piece of each person–yet does not define them. I’m thankful for a friend who taught me that lesson. Thank you Yumi. Sometimes it is the kindness that people show to one another. They seem to be happy by making others happy. Thank you Manky. It’s the people who spend endless amount of time getting to know their closest friend and teaching them about editing photos—and even how you work this bloody thing called second life. I wouldn’t know how to edit my clothes without you–or how to dress at times. Thank you Matzu. Then, there are those whose life is defined by silliness and a willingness to say anything in hopes of a laugh. The ones who look up events and make you excited. Thank you Kira. Finally, it’s the role-players who lift the spirit of a person behind a screen struggling. I’ll leave that one nameless. I’m thankful for this person none the less. Thank you to the friends who have kept me company in the late hours/early morning by inviting me out to see them dj and host. I love supporting people who love music just as much as I do. I get to shake my booty with the likes of Stormy, Pixie, Lilly, River and Byte. Thank you Mattuh for your funny things that you send me. Thank you Pizzy for sending me a Christmas card on a tough day. You are all an important part of my second life.
I know that all of these people have real lives. They have their own unique struggles. Yet despite all of that, they make time for others in some way. Hopefully by my own screw ups, I learn to appreciate people more and make others feel listened to–and validated. Maybe just maybe, I will learn to whine less and be there for others more. Hopefully, I will learn to shut my mouth and just listen. I even bought a mask to help me with that problem! I’m not a perfect person. I’m flawed. I make mistakes, but I have a good heart–or at least I’d like to think so. We’re all bound to make an error in judgement, but like Benjamin Franklin said those mistakes don’t ruin us. They give us an opportunity to grow and to become better. I can only hope that I am there more for others because the world is bigger than Violet. I hear you. I see you. You are not alone. I’m sending every one of you a virtual hug. Be kind and good to yourselves in your waking hours, because I do care about you.
Finally, I get to talk a little bit about the above photo. I went to Uber two days ago with one of my closest friends. We found this top and mask from Vinyl. I just had to buy it. The mask is called Neo Meddy Mask. The bra and turtleneck are called Scars. Both are available in multiple colors and designs. You will just have to check them out for yourselves!
See credits down below for styling.
Be kind to one another. Cheers.
Violet XOXO
Credits
Head–LeLutka –Simone Bento by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hair–Doe –Sugar by Helyanwe Vindaloo
Ears–Mandala –Simple Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Jeans–Foxes –Skinny Jeans by Tyr Sinister (tyr.rozenblum)
Eyes–IKON–Charm Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Mask–Vinyl –Neo Meddy Mask by lιттle тoaѕт (sukoshitosuto)
Bra–Vinyl –Scars Bra by lιттle тoaѕт (sukoshitosuto)
Turtleneck–Vinyl –Scars Turtleneck by lιттle тoaѕт (sukoshitosuto)
Hands–Vista –Prohand Bento by VistaMesh
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Wishes

 

Wishes

 

 

“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” Aristotle

I’ve been away for what seems like an eternity from flickr, twitter, and just social media in general. I’m sort of back.I went through a medical procedure and I walked away with the flu. I’ve had a very long two weeks. I am still not completely well. However, I felt the need to do something for myself that didn’t involve  a doctor’s office. Please forgive another short blog.

Sometimes in life, everything goes completely wrong. Flowers delivered on the wrong date. Packages not being left where they should be. Friends fighting. Worst of all, coming down with the flu was incredibly difficult–after an invasive medical procedure.Among other things, I cared for others while sick. I’m ready to throw in the towel. Someone reminded me this too shall pass, this week. Maybe it will.

In the mean time, I took a moment for myself. I went to Rewind A 90’s throwback event. I bought these wonderful shades from Izzie’s. Then, I paired it with this wonderful dress and hair, which can be found at this month’s Collabor88–one of my favorite events. It made me smile a bit, which was wonderful.

So maybe you’re craving a shopping fix, having a bad day, or maybe the Valentine’s Day blues, then head over to the latest events on the grid for a quick pick me up. For more information about styling, see my credits down below.

Be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet xoxo

Credits

Head–LeLutka –Simone by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hair–Pr!tty –Hayley by Karla Marama
Dress–Candy Doll–Kiara by Jaessie Spano (jacinda.jaxxon)
Sunglasses–Izzies–90’s Glasses by Izzie Button