“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.
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
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.