In the spirit of the new year, I thought it would be a good time to share a then and now challenge. It’ll be fun to share images of your old you and your new you. Pick one of the oldest pics of your avatar and make a side by side comparison of a recent picture of your avatar. UPDATE: I forgot to add that if you upload your pic to Flickr, feel free to add it to the Blog Memes flickr group if you like.
My old pic was taken in November 2007. I was only 6 months old in Second Life at that time. Luckily, I also put my style credits in the description of my Flickr pic so we can see what items I was wearing back them and compare them to the quality in the recent picture. As cringy as that 2007 image is, I feel like for that time I looked pretty decent. Now with a newer computer and better Second Life graphics, I’m sure if I wore the same skin, hair, and clothing it would look better than it does in that image. But of course, nothing really beats the quality of mesh, so seeing the newer textures on my mesh hair, head, body, and clothing, is just much more pleasing to the eye. Although I guess as I’ve gotten older, I’ve somehow decided that I want to look even younger.
I did a similar challenge back in 2015 where I also shared a newbie pic and compared to a more recent picture. I wasn’t wearing a mesh head in that image but you could tell that the quality of the textures was vastly improved even back then.
I had decided that I wouldn’t do any more of my Second Life challenges because someone called me a scammer in the last one I did. I figured I can at least bring back my photo challenges, hopefully, those won’t be too scammy for people lol. Anyhow, I hope you guys get a chance to participate, I’d love to see your ‘old you and new you’ images. Please leave a link to your image in the comments of this post so I can check it out!
After I announced my pregnancy in my previous post a bunch of you reached out, sent your well-wishes, and asked me how I was feeling. I just wanted to share that honestly, I’m pretty miserable. The nausea is killing me. I can barely keep anything down and I’ve lost weight instead of gaining. The only thing I can eat that doesn’t make me sick and doesn’t come back out is, believe or not, strawberries! My doc says it’s all good though. She says it’s the sign of a healthy baby. Is that really true? I hope so! Cause this nausea thing is killing me. Anyways, I said this would not turn into a baby blog and it definitely won’t, but many of you have asked for updates so once in a while I’ll share some updates, hope you guys don’t mind!
Thank you for all the love btw, and I hope you all are having a wonderful 2019 so far! <3
BTW, I am working on a HUGE post about mesh heads, which will be out in another week or two and will cover a lot of information, so stay tuned!
My Style Credits for 2019 Picture:
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com LeLutka-Aida Shape by Strawberry Singh
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Head.Aida 3.3 by JadenArt
*Skin: Glam Affair – Nimoe by Aida Ewing (Uber)
*Hair: MINA Hair – Maddie by Mina Nakamura
*Top: Zaara: Nepal hoodie by Zaara Kohime (Flickr)