May 9th, 2012 is my 5th rezday. Five years ago today I found Second Life® and signed up whilst eating a bowl of strawberries, hence the name (yes, I am just that creative lol). It’s been quite a journey for me as I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve gained and lost many friends and loved ones these past five years and each one of them has left an imprint on my heart. A lot of people call this place just a game, but it’s so much more than that. The people I’ve gotten to know, the photography you see on this blog and all the writing and rambling I do here, has changed me and my life…forever.
I was only a few months old in SL when a friend introduced me to the sl flickr community and I fell in love with all of the creativity. So I signed up and since August of 2007 I have been documenting my SLife on my flickr. As of this moment, I have almost 2500 images uploaded on my flickr. Sometimes I go back and look through them from the starting and it brings tears to my eyes. I’ll cherish every single one of those memories.
Although I don’t update them as often as I would like, I love creating sets and collections in flickr so I can navigate through my images with more ease. I’d like to share two of those sets with you guys today.
First is a slideshow of a set called “Headshots” these are closeup images of my face over the years and how it’s changed. The majority of these images are photoshopped, a program I didn’t know anything about until just a couple of years ago. Now I can’t seem to live without it.
Headshots set slideshow:
Created with flickr slideshow.
Another set I’ve created on flickr is called “my favs” most of the time after posting an image on flickr, I usually hate it within thirty minutes. All of the flaws and errors and silly things I missed while processing all of a sudden just jump out at me and I can’t stand the thought of even looking at the picture anymore. Anyhow, that happens most of the time, however there are some pictures that resonate with me and mean a lot to me. It could be because of the way I was feeling when I created them or the way I feel about the people that are in them, whatever the reason is, these are the ones that I still look back on and smile (or sometimes cry). I’m not going to do a slideshow of this one, but you can view them on my flickr if you like.
Flickr is definitely one of my favorite places I share information about my Second Life. Another place that is slowly becoming a favorite and I’m really enjoying sharing things on there now is my Facebook Page. I am loving interacting with the SL facebook community. I’ve been slowly adding some of my favorite headshots in an album on there, you can check those out at this link if you’re on facebook.
Looking at all of these images I am reminded of why I love Second Life so much. I love being able to be whatever or whomever I want to be that day. I can be a blond, a brunette or a redhead. I can be a fairy, a mermaid, an angel or a scary monster if I want to. The possibilities are endless.
The past five years have been fun and enlightening. I just hope for many more. Thank you for being a part of my Second Life. <3
What does Second Life mean to you? Why do you keep logging in?