It’s My 7th Rezday!

It's my 7th Rezday!

May 9th is my 7th Rezday. 7 years ago today I stumbled upon the virtual world of Second Life, created an account and logged in. I was lost and didn’t quite understand what I was doing so I logged out and didn’t think about it again until a week later. I’m glad I returned and gave it another shot. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have created friendships and memories that I will always cherish.

Last year for my rezday, I created a video, “Draw My Second Life” it was an idea I took from real life youtubers. I figured I would share it again, so I’m embedding it below:

This year for my rezday I did something I’ve wanted to do for a while, and was on my Second Life Bucket List. It’s called the Poppins Challenge. The challenge states: “Climb, fly or teleport up to a great height and jump naked… open your Poppins Umbrella and float gently to the ground, snapping pictures or taking video footage as you go.”

So I used my umbrella from Lisp. It had this pose attached to the umbrella. My platform is 1400m up high so I grabbed the umbrella, took a deep breath and jumped. NSFW picture after the cut….

Poppins Challenge for my 7th Rezday!

Of course, I ended up landing on Zaara’s platform which is about 700m below mine. But it was still quite fun.

I’m not sure how much longer my Second Life journey will last. Sometimes I feel that I’m getting older and should do other things with my time. Perhaps take up a hobby that may be more beneficial in some way or just find something better to do with my time.

Am I too old to be dressing up dolls, taking pictures of them and blogging about it? Maybe, I don’t know. But what I do know is that the friendships and acquaintances I’ve created in Second Life, and the love, encouragement and support I’ve received from them, has helped me in so many aspects of my real life.

So I’m here and I’m happy to be here. It’s been a wonderful 7 years and I’m thankful for every moment of it. Thank you for being a part of my Second Life journey. <3 UPDATE: Shadow asked me if he could have a picture to pile up for my rezday. So here it is, thought I’d share it with everyone in case you want to put mangoes on me and/or make me into a meme. Click over for a link to the original large image:
Rezday Pileup

Please Note: There is a 50% off sale on all of my advertising campaigns from May 9th till May 17th to celebrate my 7th rezday!

Credits:
1st picture:
Skin: League
Hair: Boon
Eyelashes: Mon Chéri
*Jewels: Zaara
Tattoos: I photoshopped those in.

2nd picture:
Skin: League
Hair: Boon
*Mesh Hands: SLink
*Mesh Feet: SLink
*Umbrella: Lisp

3rd picture:
Skin: League
*Hair: Truth
*Dress: House of Fox
Necklace: Olive

56 thoughts on “It’s My 7th Rezday!

  1. Happy birthday strawberry

  2. Well Happy Rez day to you, may you have many more :)

  3. Happy Rez day. Photoshopping tattoos in a picture that is dangerous before you know it people like them and would like to see them on an applier ;)

  4. Happy Seventh. 8D

  5. Well Happy Rez day to you, Strawberry….<3

  6. Happy Rez day! :D

    You know, as long as SL is a hobby that you get enjoyment from, there’s no reason to leave. It sounds like the friendships you’ve gained are certainly more than just playing doll dress-up. It also seems like it’s a great creative outlet for you.

  7. Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Rezzzzz Day To Youuuu!!! ♪♫♪♫

    >.>

    That sounded way cuter in my head >.<

  8. Happy rez day berry! Hope you have as many more years as you want! Love the post by the way!

  9. Happy rezzday, Berrytoe! <3

  10. JMB Balogh says:

    Happy Rez Day Berry. I think you’ve had no small influence on others as you’ve share your journey with us through this blog.

  11. Happy Rez day Berry!

  12. lysahelendale says:

    happyrezzzzzzday

  13. Happy rezz day Strawberry :) and you will never be too old to dress and undress dolls because your talent is beatiful, inspires SL residents and SL definetly needs positive vibes and wise advices like yours.

  14. Happy Rez Day Berry :) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos, thoughts and creativity with us – you have inspired me lots with your blog and I am very grateful for that ;)

  15. Silvermoon says:

    Dear Berry,

    Happy Rezday and remember this, age is just a number. As long as you are having fun doing what you are doing you can never be too old. I love following your blog and pictures. They are very inspiring so i hope you stay with us for a long time!! love xox

  16. Happy Rez day suga :) and if it means anything I question myself about second life too :)

  17. Happy Seventh Rez Day, Berry!
    Wishing you more magic than you can dream…in all the worlds there are.
    xox

  18. GM Nikolaidis says:

    Happy Rezday! (I’m just 1 month behind you!)

    I love your goofy drawings, and yes I want you to take my photo!

    <3

  19. Danni Okelly says:

    Happy 7th Rez Day Berry. So very glad you returned that next week, SL would be a different place for so many without you. Whatever choice you make each morning…. make your life a happy one. Thank you again for all do provide to us and sharing your talents. <3

  20. Happy Rez Day!!!!! May you have many more! Thank you for all you have taught us about Second Life photography and Blogging! You seem like such a wonderful person and I am so glad I stumbled across your blog a few months ago. So Happy Rez day to you ‘Mother of Bloggers and Queen of Photography’ ♥

  21. aww Happy Rez day. I rewatched the draw my life video, love it. I know what you mean about wondering if it’s time to move on from SL > my suggestion is try to find something that makes it feel like you are moving on within SL, because I seriously cannot imagine SL without you. When I think about ‘what’ SL is, Strawberry Singh’s photos & blog are part of the picture I draw in my head. 7 is when the so-called age of reason hits, so it’s natural for the sense of enchantment to abate a bit. Maybe go to Fantasy Faire for the day. Whatever.. you deserve a great rez day.

  22. Ack! Boobs! *covers eyes*

    Happy rezday, you old fogey! (Says the equally-old fogey.) *shakes his mesh Zimmer frame atcha*

  23. Happy Rez Day Strawberry ! :)

  24. I’m so glad you stumbled into this loony place 7 years ago and came back in a week later to stay. I loved watching your drawing youtube (but, um, yeah…tablet drawing skills need, um, work? lol … it is adorable). I did not see it last year and about half way through it today just felt like giving you a big ole hug. Now, about that “too old to…” remark. I’ll go out on a limb and hypothesize that I’m a *lot* older than you. Demographics show that the average SL user is not 17 but is much older. So we’ll scooch over and make room for you on the Not-17 bench. Relisten to the last 5 minutes of your youtube and you know why you are here and you are the perfect exact age for being where you are right now! :) The meaning of life is…what you give it. Doing what you love, where you’re loved, what makes you happy, etc. is a great start to that meaning. Here’s to your next 7 here! <3

  25. oh Berry HAPPY REZ DAY!!! So glad to know you – celebrate and PLEASE stick around :)

  26. Happy Rez Day Berry!

  27. Happy 7th Rez Day Berry!!
    I hope to see 7 years plus here, with you in it. It’s a journey we are all on together. Evolving and creating.
    You’re one of my top favorites, I’ve never met in SL. i do have a long list of favorite people I’ve never met in SL. Besides, your upcoming trip will be a good growing experience, and you will want to return to SL to tell all your friends here what you did, who you met, what you ate and all your other experiences that you had. Travel is great and the people you meet when you travel is a wonderful experience. Enjoy!

  28. Happy Rez Day Strawberry, you are an inspiration to all use other Second Life Bloggers! Wishing you an even better next 7 years!

  29. Happy rez day and welcome to the Ring of the Inner Sevens!

    (No, I’ve actually no idea what this is or means either. but it sounds good. Sort of.)

  30. Happy Happy rezday Berry! <3

  31. inkie Loudwater says:

    Happy rezday Berry kisses on your nose Have a great day with lots of love and cake !!!

  32. Today has been a very emotional and wonderful day. Thank you all so very much. <3

  33. LADYBLANCE says:

    7 years… must be so long :) Many kind and good wishes there. I just want to wish you always keep that positive energy which “infect” us each time :) btw, we all like to dressing up dolls, no matter how old are we ;)
    This is my little gift for u, hope you dont mind. And again, happy rezday, Berry! Cheers :)

    http://www.koinup.com/LADYBLANCE/work/530481/

    P.S. Hope Im not late

  34. So many warm wishes from so many who luv ya, Berry (that means LOVE YOU!)! Sweet pressies of fun, memories, and admiration. What could be better.
    Ummm…maybe…that CAKE!!!!!
    (Can I have some?)
    Make the night ahead as fabulous as the day that went before…
    xoxox

  35. […] then I read the normal blogs that I follow and was gifted with a little bit of a surprise! Today is Strawberry Singh’s 7′th Rez Day. Her post was quite moving along with the photos she shared today but the real […]

  36. Congrats! I hope you keep enjoying every moment of your SL. 7 years is a long time and its great to see your SL blogging and pics better and better.

  37. Happy Rez day Berry! ♥

  38. Aww, I remember that video. Is that Ouch Rayna and Faint Paulse you mention in your video? I love them so much!

  39. […] earlier today I posted a picture of my avatar to be used as a pileup for my rezday and she created another one as a rezday gift for me (based on this […]

  40. Happy Rez Day! Always enjoy your blog.

  41. Happy belated rez day. ^^
    must be here to say that you have such perfect curve in that shot, beauty.

  42. Happy happy, Berry! Looks like you joined about six months before I did; our “class” is becoming the Old Cat Ladies of Second Life as time goes by (grin).

  43. Cougar Sangria says:

    Happy 7th Rezz Day Berry♥ BTW, you are never to old to be dressing up dolls. I should know lol :), and free falling has always been one of my favorite things to do in SL.

  44. Happy happy Berry! Nope…you’re never too old to do anything. There’s so many different “ages” that who knows what age you really are. It’s just a state of mind.

  45. […] but I’m going to talk about a little bit of my SL life as she remembered hers on her 7th rezzday birthday so probably this post might be “just a little bit” longer than […]

  46. […] but I’m going to talk about a little bit of my SL life as she remembered hers on her 7th rezzday birthday so probably this post might be “just a little bit” longer than […]

  47. Happy Rez Day Berry!

  48. Sweety as often that “after the cut” does SO NOT WORK for lots of folks (yes, laughing). You of course look great and are OLD (well a little older than me and “I” am old.

    Hope you had a great day.

  49. I did have a lovely rezday and thank you all for making it even better! <3

  50. Happy belated rezzday…

    As long as you enjoy your artistic abilities regarding blogging, picture taking, dressing your barbie doll (that’s what I call what I do), keep on doing it. You have a great blog and I really have enjoyed reading it since I discovered it. Makes me want to go back to blogging, as I really enjoyed picture taking and dressing up as well.

    Here is to seven more years?

  51. Happy rezz day, Berry!

    I love the hair in the first shot. How did you get the mix of color? Because that is stunning! :o

  52. […] On my 7th rezday I did the Poppins challenge! […]

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