You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along”. – Eleanor Roosevelt
I really believe in this quote. As I sit here, knowing that the next few months will be a little scary, I know that it will make me stronger in the end. It’s quotes like these that give me hope for the future, despite any hardship that will come in my path.
Speaking of strength, it became the name of this blog, but the name for the blog definitely has a story behind it. For months, I’ve been toying with the idea of making second life pictures with the inspiration from the major Arcana in a tarot card deck. I think it’s appropriate to start with this particular card, because of where I am in life. I’m learning to be strong, to balance life, and to face fear straight ahead. It’s not easy being strong, especially if you’re scared. But it takes strength and courage to go into the unknown. Health issues deal with being strong and being courageous, so I had to go out of order and start with this particular card.
Sometimes we find strength in ourselves and sometimes we find it through other people to get us through the rough spots. People can give us hope. They can make a dim room seem bright. People are a big part in becoming strong. We don’t gain strength by going at it alone and it’s not always about showing people the best parts of ourselves. Strength comes in so many forms. Sometimes in second life, we find our strength in this virtual world, but the alternative is also true. You have to be strong enough to face the criticism or harsh words……or even self doubt in this virtual space. It takes strength to face the hard words of others and still put your best face forward, despite it all. Second life will test you but then again so will life. It will put your strength to the test. You have to be pretty strong to get through life without losing yourself. So my message to residents… stay strong in whatever fears or tribulations that you face. You will get through it.
So I took my strong self exploring and found this little nook. I snapped a pic with a gorgeous dress from Addams. It’s actually a mainstore release. I hardly ever blog mainstore releases, but I really adore this dress. I just had to blog it. It is just so pretty and delicate. Then, I headed over to the Chapter four and played the Lode machine until I won these two items. on my head. Note, this prior round of the Chapter Four is closed, but you can usually find previous releases at their mainstore, so I would check the Lode mainstore for the head piece (I linked the slurl down below in my credits). I adore this outfit. It makes me feel so delicate. There’s something to be said for having strength while also being delicate.
Stay strong, face your fears, and be brave!
If you like any of the above items in the photo, please take a look at my credits.
Dress–Addams–Dinorah Halter Romper–by AmaliaRainwood
Flower crown–LODE-Primula Crown by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)–Soon to be re-released.
Moths-LODE-Primula Moths by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)–soon to be re-released at the mainstore.