The Entertainer

 

"Do one thing every day that scares you." By Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” By Eleanor Roosevelt

 

As I sit here writing this blog, I’m thinking of all the things that scare people. I’m scared to do a lot of things, but I can’t let the fear win. Second life can be like that too. Sometimes doing things that scare you will give you the most satisfaction–maybe it’s taking pictures, starting a business, or as simple as talking to people. Life in general can be a bit scary. However, if we don’t do things that scare us, then we deny ourselves the opportunity to live. Second life is just like that… If you don’t try the things that scare you, then you’ll never fully live.

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the cost of fear. It’s a truly high price. It stops us. It denies us experiences. It’s that feeling of facing a wall, even though you have the tools to take it down. It stops that thought of being capable.

After surgery, I was scared and frightened. I began to move and again fear took over, literally stopping me from taking a step. It’s such a simple thing, yet it became the size of a mountain. It took my breathe away. Thoughts raced through my head of all the what if’s. But in the end, I took a step. It scared me, but I did. Second life has it’s own wall of fears that so many people battle. And sometimes, you just have to take a step toward whatever scares you. Taking that first step over fear is huge. I encourage people to be brave and take that first action. It may just lead you to a path that you were meant to take.

Moving along to my picture and the discussion of fear. I wanted to portray an image of dancing, having fun, and living in the face of something scary. Sometimes you have to put yourself out there, despite whatever negative feeling is stopping you. Feel the fear. Don’t let it win. Fight it. And in the end you will know more about yourself.

If you want to dance with some friendly skeletons (which is a little scary), all you have to do is stick with me for a little longer. My gorgeous outfit is from the Eliavah gacha, which is available at the epiphany. I really really rally like this outfit. So I recommend it highly. The skeletons are also available at the epiphany and they’re by consignment. The pumpkins and pictures are out at Collabor88. The pumpkins are by Aloe and the pictures are by Fancy Decor. If you want any of these items, please check out my credits down below.

credits

Head piece–LODE–Mimosa Big Crown by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)–gacha
Jewelry–belly, head, and legs–Empyrean Forge by Empy (empyreanforge)–Fameshed X, October 2018
Hair-Eliavah –Divinity Hairy–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Epiphany October 2018
Skirt–Eliavah –enchantress Attire–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Epiphany October 2018
Top–Eliavah –enchantress Attire–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Epiphany October 2018
Fans–Eliavah –Lunar Fans–enchantress Attire–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Epiphany October 2018
Veil–Eliavah –Starry Veil–enchantress Attire–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Epiphany October 2018
Decor

Lights–Alegria–Dacing Starts Fireflies by Alegria (katanablender)–no longer available.
Pumpkins–Aloe –pumpkin Container by AlliKeys–Collabor88 October 2018
frames–Fancy Decor — Lee Leaning Art by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 October 2018
standing Skeleton–Consignment –Skull ptures Static by ValiantCo–Epiphany October 2018
Caged Skeleton–consignment –Skull ptures–caged by ValiantCo–Epiphany October 2018
Skeleton sitting on wreath—consignment–Skull ptures wreath by ValiantCo–Epiphany October 2018
Skeleton in stocks–Consignment —Skull ptures stocks by ValiantCo–Epiphany October 2018
Candles –heir–Candle cluster by ᵀᴱᴹᴾᵀᶤᶤ (temptii)–no longer available
mist–Boudoir –Mesh Mist by Precious Restless–marketplace

Piano–Zerkalo–Grand Piano by Daniel Estro (danielestro)–gacha check marketplace

 

 

Note… I took the pose before blogging it. I’ll get back to this post to include the pose at a later time. Also fans were added.

 

 

The Moon

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes by William Shakespeare

(for a bigger image, click the image to view the flickr page)

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes by William Shakespeare
She grew into her horns, never denying her inner most demons. Now shown to the world, her darkest parts. Her eyes glazed over, all color stripped away. Her eyes almost translucent. Being fearful of all her darkness consuming her, changing her, warping her outer exterior, She felt the air leave her lungs. The room becoming smaller. Her eyes widen watching the lights flowing out of her hands. A relief shown on her face, she knew light was part of her and she was more than just darkness. The witch had not won her being. She was still the same person despite all of her light shown to the world–both light and dark. Determined, she would not the let the darkness, evil, and inner demons win, even on all hollows eve.

“I am made of both light and darkness. I am more than the darkness that resides inside my soul.” And on she fights every day with her curse.

So as some may have noticed, I sometimes include a little story with my pictures. I’ve done that here. I felt so inspired by this picture, like a story was building along with my set. So I included one.

I’m not going to make this blog, since I’m still recovering a bit from surgery. But I want to say that Hair Fair is still going on strong. It ends this Sunday though, so you’ll have to hurry to get those last wigs. My hair is by Eliavah and available at hair fair. I really do like this hair. For my lelutka head, I had to wear the hour glass version and tweak my shape, but I did get it to fit. I’m really glad too, because this hair is super hawt. I’ll be wearing it again, that’s for sure. And I highly recommend this round. Salem is also insane. I bought so so so much stuff from this latest round. The voodoo doll, candelabra, chalk board, and cauldron is also available at this round of Salem. For more details, please check out my credits down below.

In the spirit of Tarot Cards Major Arcana, I am naming this post the moon. This card in the upright position can represent fear. What’s scarier than the things that go bump in the night and Halloween is all about the night of scares. So I thought this was the most appropriate name.

Okay just one quick note, my blog posts may be a bit short due my health, but I’m still around, just a bit brief.

Anyway, as always, Be Kind To One Another,

cheers, Violet XOXO

Credits

Boots–Utopia@Design–Kora by Elisabetta Hyun–mainstore
Lights from hand–Elephante Poses_-Swan Pose (hand attachment) by MJ (melissajeanne.flores)–no longer available
Corset–DRD–Gutted Corset–By DRD (deathrowdesigns)–Uber September 25th, 2018
Hair–eliavah –Tsukuyomi Hair by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)—Hair Fair September 22nd, 2018 to October 7th 2018
Horns–Eliavah –Zorah Horns–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Salem October 2018
Thong–Erratic –Cecilia by erratic (erratic.rain)–mainstore
Eyes–Buzzeri –Voodoo Eyes by Bugs Amelia Bryant (eleri.catlyn)–marketplace
Face Chain–Cubic Cherry –Beads face wrap by ĸυroι von ѕcнweeтz (kreao.kujisawa)–mainstore

Decor

Lightening–E.V.E. Root of the Luminescence Tree–Ultra Rare by Noke Yuitza–gacha
colorful stars–Schadenfreude –Glowing Stars– by Allegory Malaprop–mainstore
Witch Cabinet–DRD–Spiritualists Shoppe Portions full shelf by DRD (deathrowdesigns)–mainstore
cauldron–Kuro –Pouf Cauldron–by Luana Dawg–Salem October 2018
voodo doll–{La Baguette}–Voodoo Doll by Aristas–Salem October 2018
Mirror–Ariskea –aristocrats–old mirror by Aris (diaxm)–Salem October 2018
Candelabra—Ariskea –Aristocrats–Chandelier in rust by Aris (diaxm)–Salem October 2018
Book of shadows–DRD–Spiritualists Shoppe Spellbook Stand by DRD (deathrowdesigns)–mainstore
pumpkin–Imeka –Lovely Pumpkin by NatiWilliams–marketplace
Curtains–Pilot –Velvet Drapes garnet by Kaz Nayar–mainstore
Witch’s circle–DRD –MM1 Wiccan Pentagram by DRD (deathrowdesigns)–mainstore
Haunted books–Boudoir –Haunted books by Precious Restless–marketplace

Pose–Fashiowl–Fashiowl –by Gᴏi (goizane)–Salem October 2018

Scratches on face–Izzie’s –Claw wounds by Izzie Button–Salem October 2018