Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung


Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung

Some summers are good and some summers are difficult. But, without the hard difficult times, you can’t fully appreciate the good. Life is a balance of give and/or take, yet there are times when that balance seems to be off–more bad than good or more good than bad. Hardship can teach us a lot about ourselves though, despite wanting to put the experience in a box and never look at it.
This past week has been immensely difficult. I haven’t been the best version of myself lately, in any world. In my last blog post, I talked about how easy it is to lash out at people, in the midst of pain. It makes things more difficult a times. I’ve had a mix of good and bad in both worlds. I felt pain, but won something in real life. I had happy moments inworld, but followed with sadness. It’s the balance of things. I thought at times in my life that bad things happened, so I wouldn’t become too happy. As though, happiness must be muddied by sadness or disappointment. As an adult, I realize it’s all about balance in the world. It teaches us to appreciate the good even more so.
I haven’t felt like talking much inworld. I’d rather tell you that I’m happy than tell someone that I’m sad. I’d rather put on a happy face, even if I’ve been secretly crying. I’d rather not show that side at times and carry on about my day in second life at times, even when things in every world effect me.
Despite my attempts to hide how I feel, people can see through me and past me. Sometimes it’s strangers… and sometimes it’s friends. Yet, if you tell everyone that its fine and you’re happy every day, they will know the truth and sense it. Second life has taught me that lesson. It’s one of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned. In my waking hours, I will tell friends and family that I’m okay and everything is fine. But what I say and how my body responds are two different things. You can’t hide physical problems sometimes, and …yet…. here in this virtual space, you can’t hide emotions either. Give and take, life does that. There’s always a balance.
In my moments of finding balance, I came to the conclusion that Temperance is the perfect card for this post. Tempering involves heating and cooling, heat and water to create steel. It’s a balance to create something even stronger. It’s also the card for healing. It’s exactly what I’m going through right now. I am balancing the good with the bad, such is life. And I am definitely trying to heal. I’m even trying to balance emotions with responsibilities. My blog post is a little later than I intended. I do apologize for it not being sooner.
Speaking of blogging, …. I’ve been around the grid buying everything in my desperate attempt at retail therapy. Nothing helps a soul like a new outfit. Collabor88 just opened and so did The Seasons Story. My dress is from Eliavah which is available at the Season Story. I can not believe how many options come with the full pack. She truly is amazing and works incredibly hard. There are so many options for textures that …there are just too many to list. Alisha (the girl on the left) is wearing the outfit by Ison, which is now available at Collabor88. If you like either of these outfits, please check out my credits down below.
As always, Be Kind To One Another.
Violet XOXO
Nails–avanti–Zoe Nails by Elle ღ Avanti (intoxicate)–Vanity July 2018
Rings–avanti –Zoe Rings by Elle ღ Avanti (intoxicate)–Vanity July 2018
Dress—Eliavah –Sunrise Dress by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Season Story July 2018
Hair–Collabor88–Hera by Nova Faerye–Collabor88 July 2018
Earrings–Avanti— Porscha Earrings by Elle ღ Avanti (intoxicate)–mainstore
Alisha (Blond to the left)
skirt–ISON–Mokatana Skirt by Harry Hyx–Collabor88 July 2018
Shirt–Tetra –Mokatana shirt NataPorolo–collabor88 July 2018
Hair–Little Bones –Hera by Nova Faerye—Collabor88 July 2018
Laces–Phedora –Swan laces by Celena Galli
Pearls–Stockholm&Lima –Princess Pearls by ѕуяυρ ωαn кєnσвι (surrealia.anatine)

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