A form of paralysis…

A certain pumpkin-pondering protagonist once referred to the post-consumerism state of being as the ‘ecstasy of psychic liberation.’ I think I’ve been chasing that dragon since I was old enough to experience buyers remorse over using all my allowance to weigh my stone washed jean jacket down with a gazillion MTV-inspired buttons. Like a true Xennial, I wanted for much, much more than I needed.

The pumpkin-pondering protagonist also made mention of the fear he felt that the things which he acquired to satisfy the pressure to settle down would soon control him and restrict his movements. That’s one expectation which I’ve always bristled at – the notion that in order to be accepted as a properly functioning adult, I needed to create some sort of permanence via personal identifiers such as “career”, “street address” and “offspring”. Society romanticizes the concept of being tethered to these things which I have no desire for. Of course, life does require a certain level of conformity in order to survive in this jungle so I went ahead and put in the least amount of acceptable effort to appear as though I was complying while living the bulk of my life by my own definition of happiness.

So, when a Facebook stranger recently asked their followers to describe themselves in one word, and the first one to come to mind for me was ‘restless’, I knew it was about that time again. I’m sure part of this has to do with a lack of balance between the tangible and intangible contributors to my happiness lately, but that can always be alleviated with a little good old fashioned human interaction. The rest runs deep though. The reason I’m always preaching adaptability as one of the foremost answers to life’s little miseries is because ever since I could remember, I’ve been flitting from one life to another. My favorite statement, which I used to tag walls and stalls with was “Gotta go.”

Call this all rationalization of epic levels of commitment phobia, or call it selfishness or immaturity – call it whatever you like, but it doesn’t change the fact that I once happily moved 2000 miles just to entertain myself and I rarely ever bother collecting things any more. Which brings me back to the ecstasy of psychic liberation…for me it’s that feeling I get when I’ve delayed the gratification of a new adventure as long as I possibly can and I finally decide to clear the path. I’m sure I’m not alone in this fear of stagnation. I wonder just how many of the people around me who’ve settled into so-called “stable existences” experience claustrophobic moments. I just happen to act on them.

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Wearing:
[hair] TRUTH Elixir – Selection
[glasses] Izzie’s – 90’s Glasses
[top] Kaithleen’s Veronika Set – Tshirt
[shorts] Decoy – Kae High Rise Shorts: Dirty
[head] GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face W001
[body] Maitreya
[shape] my own

Decor:
[Merak] – Recycled Privacy Screen (@ C88)
[Merak] – Starry Telescope (@ C88)
Apple Fall Aspidistra in Wicker Planter
West Village Charleston Curtains – Cream
Apple Fall Cushion – Satin Trellis, Beige
-RC- New Home Moving Box – Electronics/Computers
-RC- New Home Moving Box – Blank 2
Apple Fall Hat Box (gacha)
Apple Fall Sunbleached Setee (Robin Egg)
O.M.E.N – I Heart Roo
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper
illuZion – Single box bonus
Apple Fall Cushion – Cream, Hearts
Apple Fall Cushion – Tudor Trellis, Blue Large
Apple Fall Althea Rug – Antique Light
-RC– New Home Moving Box – Blank
Apple Fall Stacked Books
Apple Fall ‘Still Life Observation’ w/ Dust Sheet

[pose] Diversion- Lowkey – 5m

*pumpkin-pondering protagonist is what I call the lead character in Tom Robbins’ Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates. You can see more about the book and the character here.

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decor (left to right):
.peaches. le petit chariot – vintage sign
.peaches. le petit chariot – blue
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – Water Balloon Giver (NEW @ Summerfest)
KITE – Russian Blues – Treats COMMON
.peaches. Anchors Aweigh Beach Chair
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – Hose /w Balloons (NEW @ Summerfest)
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – War Zone Sign (NEW @ Summerfest)
SAYO – Palm Trees
NOMAD // Beach Huts // Blue

wearing:
[hair] Truth – Jamie (NEW @ the main store and marketplace)
[top] Tres Blah – Cabana Cami (NEW @ Uber) main sim :: cam sim
[shorts] Tres Blah – Liberty Denim Shorts (NEW @ Summerfest)
[rings] Absolut Vendetta –Juno Bento Rings
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Sadie
[shape] my own

[pose] Sari-Sari – snow heart06 (bento)

Home Sweet Home

I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things after taking several weeks off from most of my blogging and am getting excited about all the summery things coming out at events and main stores. My shopping addiction is back in full force!

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(left to right)
.:Bee Designs:. Coastal Cabin Gacha Poster

on Apple Fall Pearl End Table (left)
+Half-Deer+ Mr. Moss // Marimo Ball Terrarium – White
dust bunny . coral bottle . blue
Apple Fall Scented Candle
Apple Fall Liberty Sketchbook

on Apple Fall Pearl End Table (left of center):
+Half-Deer+ Book Clutter – Shelved – White
Fancy Decor: Postcard Box
Second Spaces – Cluttered House – unopened mail
{what next} Row of Books A (Decorated)
{vespertine}– exotic plants / button fern
hive // kentia palm plant
{vespertine}– birds of paradise palm.
.:Bee Designs:. Summer Wall Decor Gacha 9
!six o’clock! shabby01 wall shelf big
.:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 8
.:Bee Designs:. MLTH Gacha Clock 2
.:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 5 RARE
.:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 6
.:Bee Designs:. Coastal Cabin Gacha Beach Sign

on .:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 7 (table – center)
{vespertine}– exotic plants / pilea
{vespertine}– exotic plants /sansevieria

+Half-Deer+ Beagle Puppy – Sweet Dreams
.:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 3 RARE
PILOT – Flip Flops [Pink/Teal]
dust bunny . getaway basket

(on back wall)
.:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 2, 9, 10 and 4
.:Bee Designs:. By The Ocean Gacha Oar 1 and 2
*::.who what.::* -Spiral glass ball mobile- gold
llorisen // roselyn discarded shutters
{what next} Vintage Screen ~ Group Gift (no shadow)

{vespertine}– birds of paradise palm.

(on Apple Fall Pearl End Table – right)
.:Bee Designs:. MLTH Gacha Books
.:Bee Designs:. MLTH Gacha Books
.:Bee Designs:. Bohemian Gacha 7

trees: Inverse – Sculpted palms P4

Scarlet Creative Oceania Beach House 1

Bee Designs - Sea Breeze

Palm Readings and a semi-break

For the last couple weeks, I’ve been on a semi-break from blogging. I call it a semi-break because I only requested vacations from the more active stores. But then just as I was about to do that, I noticed Bee Designs was opening applications. I’m addicted to her gachas, of which she has MANY and the prospect of representing her brand, even if just in a blogger capacity was too tempting to pass up.

I honestly have no idea if this is what a palm reader’s place would look like but that’s the image I had in my head when I saw this set. It feels like something I’d love to stumble upon while wondering through a forest.

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**Bee Designs – Gypsy Caravan Gacha (NEW @ Shiny Shabby)
2 Caravan (RARE)
1, 9, 11 Table and Chairs
3, 8 Tapestries
4 Poster
5 Ottoman

other decor:
SoraxTree – Portland Wall Shelves Slim A2
*HEXtraordinary* Boho Meditation Pillows
Nutmeg. Pile of Vinage books Group Gift
:CP: Faith Birdcage Lantern
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Ceiling – Long Loops Flat
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Medicine Bottles – COMMON
22769 – Jars – COMMON
AF Carved Corbel Shelf
Bee Designs Bohemian Gacha 1
Bee Designs Bohemian Gacha 5
06 MI Lotus Decor
Nutmeg. Pile of Vinage books Group Gift x2
22769 – Plate with Candles – COMMON
JIAN Raven Collection :: Perched
Palm Reading sign – taken from Google

landscaping:
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights – bGreen b
*alirium* DwarfForest [Ember]
*alirium* ItchyGrass [Gold]

 

Truth VIP and noob adventures

Happy Sunday! Since this week’s ‘Meet the Truthies’ interview was stalled due to unforeseen circumstances, Amber suggested she interview me instead. Check it out here.

You can also read more about my noob adventures on my old blog here.

Meet the truthie 2

[hair] Truth Jacica (NEW VIP group gift)**
[jacket/top] Tres Blah – Denim Jacket – Light Wash (from C88 – coming to the main store soon)
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Sadie
[shape] my own
[flowers] Heart Hollyhocks
[pose] SEmotion – Modeling no. 33 (head angle changed)

**Join the Truth VIP Group to receive exclusive hairstyles, early access to sales & news (and a bunch of super awesome people):

paste the following link into local chat:
secondlife:///app/group/7ebc6331-a002-2735-2597-c7badaae368a/about

more info on the TRUTH VIP Group here.

take the plunge

A couple weeks ago I attended a live presentation at BVN with the focus being on collaborating with others. During the presentation, it was announced they’d be offering a challenge for bloggers to sign up to be paired with a fellow blogger for collaboration. I signed up and was paired with Kurimu Kuma. She has a very sweet style and look to her avi and her personality reflected that. She was also very patient with my constant scene tweaking and the fact that I kept getting distracted with customers AND the fact that I called on her at a moment’s notice because I had to reschedule our original time. This was the fourth person I’ve collaborated with and I think I’m starting to fear it less and appreciate it more for the challenge and for connecting me with people I might not otherwise have met. I’m really happy with the way the whole thing turned out.

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my credits:
[hair] TruthHeloisa
[swimsuit] ChicModa – Debbie Swimsuit
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Ella
[shape] my own

decor:
IE -Summertime Fun (dock)
[Merak] – Sandwich Tray
Tres Blah – Summer Fete – Open Grill RARE
{what next} Sunflowers Bicycle Decor
flying hat – Truth (Taren hat)
dust bunny . shade umbrella
TDC – Adult Beach towel 1 – Multitexture (PG)
Apple Fall – Open Book
dust bunny . flip flops
Paradise Homes – Lifeguard tower 
[ keke ] beach sign
Skye Zingiberaceae (from Tropical Plants Pack #2)
Skye Bamboo Palm (from Tropical Plants Pack #2)
Skye Wild Grass Type 4 dry (from Wild Grass Collection)

poses built into the dock

Click over to Kuma’s blog post for her credits. She also has a super cute YouTube channel.