Today is May 9th and it’s also my 6th rezday. Six years ago today I found Second Life and fell in love with a virtual world and its residents. Every year on my rezday I usually do a picture and/or blog post and talk about my second life and thank everyone for being a part of it. This year I wanted to add something to it, something a bit more meaningful. I had picked up this idea about a month ago but it didn’t really turn out as well as I wanted. I was a bit nervous while recording it so I left out a lot of what I also wanted to say and some people that I wanted to mention. However, I’m going to go ahead and post it anyways, just so I can look back on it and it will remind me of all the wonderful memories that I have.
I saw this “Draw my life” challenge on youtube. A lot of my favorite youtubers have been doing it (Like Grace). Basically what you’re supposed to do is draw out your life so far. I wanted to find a way to bring this into Second Life somehow and I figured the best time to do it was on my Rezday.
I tried to look for something inworld that I could use to draw with and I found a few writing pens and utensils (like the Sky Writer) but for some reason, I just had a hard time using them. I figured it might be easier to just do this in Photoshop since it’s the tool I use the most for my Second Life images.
So here we go, I’m going to attempt to draw my Second Life now. Please excuse my goofy drawings, it’s just not what I’m used to and I have a hard time using my tablet. Here is the link to the youtube video, but I’m also embedding it below: http://youtu.be/ytQPpDF5eY4
I was thinking about typing out everything I said in the video but I left out so much stuff that I wanted to say and also forgot to mention several close friend’s names that I figured I’d just leave it. In fact, you guys really shouldn’t watch the video at all, it’s pretty embarrassing and you’re just going to be wasting 10 minutes of your life because really, I can’t draw if my life depended on it and then on top of that I can’t even write properly on my tablet so it’s just a mess!
I am going to go ahead and put this in my blog challenges category as I would love to see other SLers draw their life, not sure if any of you will, but it’s set as a challenge anyhow in case y’all want to take it on. I think it can be a fun experience.
So it’s been 6 years of all of this crazyness and I don’t regret a minute of it. I already mentioned several friends in the video that did a lot for me and my Second Life journey, but I forgot to mention many more, such as all those people that support and encourage me that I’ve met on different social networks (especially plurk) and all of you guys that read my blog. You don’t know how much you’ve done for me and how much I’ve learned from you all. Your love and support has not only affected my SL but my RL as well. Thank you so much for teaching me more about myself. <3