Then and Now #SecondLifeChallenge
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)
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There you go girl!!
I went through the same thing, Strawberry! They called it morning sickness…HA!…mine lasted all day for 3 months and yes, I lost weight. Then it was fine and I had a healthy baby on my exact due date. Hang in there and just get plenty of rest. It will help! I remember coming home from teaching at 3:30 and going to bed at 4:00!
Funny that you should make this challenge now. I did a similar one in 2013 with a 2007 and a 2013 me and just last month updated it to include a 2018 me. It’s on my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/44502201580/in/dateposted/
Take care of yourself Berry.
I know I have older pics in world, been in since 2005, but I was already logged out when I saw the link for the blog post and just used the oldest I had on my computer. Congrats on the baby, I hope your pregnancy goes smoothly and the morning sickness eases up on you.
Congratulations Berry! I wish your nausea dies away soon and you feel better <3 And that you've a healthy happy pregnancy with an even healthier happy baby!
My goodness, I thought I looked good in 2010 – SL has come a long way!
Oh I love this challenge! and yes, nausea is a sign of a healthy baby. There is some hormone or something the baby has that makes the mother nauseous. I was sooo sick with my son for about 4 months. I hope yours doesn’t last as long! ♥
Oh and here is my photo.
I wish all the best for you and your baby ♥ 12 years is really a long time in digital worlds, it makes me think how old we all are and how old SL is…
Congrats on your lil baby Berry ♥ hope you will be able to eat soon 🙂
will do the challenge soon ^^
Congrats once again Berry! Do you follow Amy Schumer? OMG, she’s had morning sickness her entire pregnancy poor thing. I hope you don’t follow in her footsteps, I can’t even imagine how debilitating that can become.
Here’s my Then and Now. First, taken January 2008. I had already been in SL for many months but hadn’t quite figured out how to save photos before that date, or if I did, they are long lost. Second just is a take out from a shoot done last night. Nearly 11 years to the date from each other.
A friend of mine and Ghosty did a before and after couples shot of us some years ago which was a lot of fun and a great memory to have!
Heh, I guess you can’t edit comments you write?
Wrong link – use this one! I had to make an edit on my photo
Hi Strawberry My second pregnancy was 6 months of all day morning sickness, not just morning but
all day! I lived on lettuce and chicken. I also lost 10 lbs right at the start. My daughter was born at
6.2 lbs and healthy! Wishing you all the best !
thank you for your amazing blog for Second Life ♥
You should ignore if somebody complains about “scam” or other things. There are trolls. sourpusses and wiseacres on every Blog and FB-Site. They are stupid people with no idea to do better things with their lifes.
Here is my first challenge (I think I will make 2 other the next days 😀 )
Adorable new look. And congrats on your pregnancy! Thank you for all your help and support for us SL addicts all these years!
thanks for this great challenge and congratz on the pregnancy ….and well a happy New Year!
This is my first challenge and I love it. For me the journey in SL started not that long ago. In 2016 I added my first picture.
Greetings and blessed be,
time flies! thanks for the fun challenge, please don’t stop making them. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacquesvalentine/45906147404/in/dateposted/
You’re not a scammer. I enjoy doing the challenges. They challenge me to do stuff that I wouldn’t normally do. I saw the comment that person did calling you a scammer and to be honest, she really owes you an apology. Once I wake up more and stuff, I’ll be going inworld to do the challenge. I have to “dig” in my “attic” for the 2009 pic…haha 😛 Keep them coming, Berry… I love doing them and they make me step outside of my little shy shell to do stuff I wouldn’t normally do… like streaming on YouTube or writing about something I wouldn’t normally write about. I really like them…keep them coming! <3
Congratulations on the pregnancy, yeah I know that all day sickness so well and it does suck but in the end you know it was all worth it. I am sure we would all love to hear of your journey.
Here are my Photos for this back when and now. My earliest pic was back in 2011 and I loved the look back then. It, of course, was non-mesh. I was slow to warm up to going mesh, funny how we are nervous of change when we love where we are at. I love mesh. I added the black and white version and the colour. What strikes me the most when we look at all of us back when we first started is how much more realistic we look, and so much less cartoonish. It is so good to reflect back and see how far Second Life has come.
We have come a long way.. LOL
Strawberries are super good for you! I had five (yes you read that right!) kids, all natural childbirth vaginal births. (I don’t recommend. Ha!)
My middle daughter I was sick my entire pregnancy and went in to have her weighing 16 pounds less than before I got pregnant. Smells were the worst! If someone even opened a soda the waft of cola smell sent me running!
All my kids are grown now and I have grandkids and everyone is happy and healthy. Hang in there!
P.s. totally outing myself as over 40 in RL. Oh well.
Here is my submission! https://flic.kr/p/2cX67Eq
I’ve been a lurker of your blog for a very long time. This is my first time making a comment, I think! Sorry to hear that you’re not feeling well! I hope it passes soon!
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Oh Berry I feel for you, I also had morning sickness, why they call it morning sickness I was sick all day. but oooh what a healthy daughter I was blessed with… so maybe a daughter is on the way..
Congrats and all the best for you and your family and for the bundle of joy that is on the way
Hello Strawberry, thanks for the update. Can’t find any editing software for free to edit my pics for a side by side but here is me now 2019
and in 2011
with my pregnancy all I wanted to do early on was be slightly nauseous and sleep… I slept from about 5 PM to 5 AM daily for the first few months. Later I craved Taco Bell, well anything mexican but guacamole did not like me very much, too this day I cannot eat it.
Hey; maybe you should try mangos…?
Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck 🙂
Great fun as usual!
I have found that most of the snarky people out there are simply jealous. I doubt many people consider your posts “spam”. LOL. Sometimes ya just gotta wonder. (insert sigh here).
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I took a shot at it and ended up deep into memory lane, hehehe
After 13 years there have been a few changes. Actually looking at the 2005 picture is embarrassing.
beladona from 2007 thru 2015
Hi Strawberry, I feel your pain. When I was pregnant with my son I was worshiping the porcelain god in my first trimester while studying architecture. I was told by an elder lady that lived near me I was going to have a boy which turned out to be true. So you never know, thankfully by my second trimester I was feeling great and had a non eventful pregnancy. The delivery was something else but after all that I have a fantastic son whom I adore. Good luck, eat lost of saltine crackers and citrus, I am so happy for you and exited.
In any case here is the link to my “Then and Now” photo https://flic.kr/p/2e1aiv7
And congratulations on your baby news! Best wishes to you and your family.
I don’t have pics to share but I wanted to say congrats. I had all day nausea when I was pregnant, it was the worst. Peppermint candy helped alleviate it temporarily, I carried a big bag of it with me everywhere, lol.
Woot! What a fun idea! Goodness a lot has changed even just since 2012 when I started!
And congrats on the forthcoming little one! You’ll get through these rough patches and then the amazing and wonderful adventure will truly begin!
I’m no blogger but the challenge inspired me. What a long way we have gone!
I’m glad you are hanging in there. Be very good to yourself and things will turn out fine.
Thank you for this ♥ https://www.flickr.com/photos/elvestidordepink/45947461814/in/dateposted/
Here it is…..showing how old i am in SL …ROFL
Thanks for the challenge berry 🙂
Wow..love seeing the changes. and cant wait to see when you post the next change. Congratulations on having a baby. exciting news and happy when you share. BTW…did you know strawberries are suppose to be a natural teeth whitener? THey contain malic acid that rubs away any stains on your teeth.
How wonderful to do a Challenge again!! Ignore the idiots who have a glass half empty. They won’t change. We’ve all come a long way and it’s interesting to see our progress. I imagine there’s a lot more in the future.
So happy for you with your pregnancy. The sickness will pass. Hang in there.
Here is my contribution: https://dreamer-adiaryofmysecondlife.blogspot.com/2019/01/secondlifechallenge-then-and-now.html
Don’t pay any attention to the people who have a glass half empty. They won’t change. Great to be doing the Challenge again.
So happy about your pregnancy. It is a magical time. Hope the sickness ends soon. Hang in there.
Here’s my contribution: https://dreamer-adiaryofmysecondlife.blogspot.com/2019/01/secondlifechallenge-then-and-now.html
Here is my Then and Now, beware ya’ll might need some sickie bags for the Then pic…lol
My Then&Now photo
Here’s mine! I did a vlog too. 🙂
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I only suffered morning sickness for a short time – weird name for something that can last all day though, isnt it? If I may offer a suggestion, one my mother swore by and it actually helped. Soda biscuits! Keep a zip lock baggie of them with you at all times and nibble on them when you feel nausea come on. It really did help me (and no, no other similar item will do – they must be soda crackers) and don’t worry, it wont last (at least I hope not because it really is no fun. i feel for you hon). On a final note strawberries are delicious and healthy so someone up there likes you or you’d be craving Ben and Jerry’s lol
ps – yes, absolutely share your news. It’s been a while for me so i could stand for some vicarious baby bliss … we all could 😉
Hi Strawberry! Congratulations and I hope you start to feel better very soon. I’m a longtime follower and love your content, but I’m not a blogger. Just enjoy SL when I can to explore, go to events, decorate my home and continually update my avatar…fun stuff. Thought I would join in this cool challenge. Love seeing everyone’s photos
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Thanks for bringing back ur challenges, I missed them 🙂
Here is my then and now pic https://www.flickr.com/photos/ladyblance/46665235192/in/dateposted/
Then and Now, Jenny Starveling-style (Had to search to find one with clothes on.)
It’s a bit different, but still shows my nooby 2012 face 🙂
I’m a little late to the party, but here’s mine!
I’m a little late to the party too but damn it was fun looking back.
Thanks for bringing back ur challenges, I missed them
What a great idea! Here is the 2007 & 2019 me: