The Dance that Took 6 Years….
We can dance if we want to,
We can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don’t dance
And if they don’t dance
Well they’re no friends of mine.
Say, we can go where we want to
A place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Because you’re one far behind.
Well dahlings I have reached the old age of 6. That’s right today is my sixth rezz day! I chose to do a challenge today from the beautiful Ai Hienrichs called the ‘Name Your SL Age Challenge’ and I am really getting down to the nitty gritty with my 5 year old photos. I am actually applying a cut to this post as it is uber photo heavy as well as hmmmm how do I say……not so pretty? But never the less it is Evions’ progression as well as journey from Oct 25, 2007 till today. I find SL to be an amazing dance that never ends, no matter the mood, time or way, it’s always safe to dance………
Drawn into second life as a noob Venus Detective Avatar from an episode of CSI New York, I bumbled around for quite awhile probably bugging my new found friends with major questions. Like why when I try to wear an outfit do I just get this box that attaches to me, why does my hair not flow and look like plastic…….and what the hell are silks? hehe
The first place I landed was into a store called Beautiful Sin. They had this amazing lucky chair that if you sat on it every few minutes it would give you a lovely pair of silks or a gag gift. That really was the very first step to my lucky chair and freebie addiction. I even joined a lucky chair stalking group. It wasn’t until my first full year though that I started visiting sl on a more consistent basis, as I had made a few good friends and we enjoyed hopping from store to store and lucky chair to chair. I also took part in a huge hunt at that time called POE……there were 400 locations and I and a friend did the whole shebang in a few days.
As my sl life took off I began to buy a few lindens each month, so I could still hop from chair to chair but I could also buy new hair and some very lovely outfits that I thought were pretty. I nabbed an advent freebie shape by this time so I was looking a bit better than my previous year haha
As of 2009 I was purchasing about $10.00 of lindens a month, I was enjoying my friends and my chairs and of course hunting up all the free prettiness designers decided to give away in hunts. I remember the whole grid being hunt oriented, they seemed to be popping up everywhere……and I would do them just to pass the time.
In 2010 I bought my first premium membership, in doing so I also nabbed one of
Linden Labs new resident housing lots. It was an A frame house with 117 prim included I think.
This was so irritating as I managed to furnish the house but had to go to a sandbox to unbox as I just didn’t have the prims available to do this in my house……so off I went and rented a large beach property. Still at the same time fueling my fashion addiction, but more or less not so many freebies anymore.
Fashion seemed to be first and foremost the draw that second life held for me, also the amazing friends I had met by this time. At the end of this year I started Another Damn SL Blog….to keep a record of all my beautiful things. Windlight was introduced to me as well…..and now I could not live without it!
As 2011 rolled around I was in full blown blogging mode. I applied to all events and got picked up by quite a few of them, so needless to say I was not only very busy I was also spending a whole wack load of linden each month so I could blog every pretty thing I set my eyes onto. Mesh was introduced this year so everything was amazing and new.
I also sat down and learned a few tricks of the trade, bought my first version of Photoshop Elements. I had not really run this type of software before so it was a huge learning curve for me. I also learned how to make tattoos, and had a fabulous little shop called pINK, I found it tough to keep up with it along with my blogging as shopping and photos took up a fair amount of my time on sl as it was, so I quietly closed my cute little store and moved on.
During 2012 I was now a hard core blogger, I blogged so many great events. I was invited to the Style Academy Fashion Feed, which both astonished me and felt amazing at the same time. I still looked at myself as a beginner. I was nowhere in that league lol
Being the fashion lover I had not really looked at my blogging as a job per say, I was mostly independent, I blogged what I liked. I had tried the blogging group thing, but it just wasn’t for me. I liked to go with the flow…….do my own thing.
I am sure I didn’t make some happy about that, but I was ecstatic about having a history of the different looks I could make with mesh items as well as layers. Some say I blossomed this year and I think maybe they are right.
This year has been a rough one to go through as real life medical took a toll, but I am happy to say that second life was my saviour, I used the platform wisely and threw myself into my blogging (and shopping) to forget my rl struggles. I thank every ounce of sl for helping me out this last year.
This brings to my 6th rezz day, October 25th 2013……which is very close to being over, but before that happens I still have a rl birthday and a 3rd year blog-a-versary to celebrate. I hope there are many more years to come, and lots and lots and lots of pretty things to shop for and show off to all of you that stick it out with me and this wonderful blog I started just a little less than 3 years ago. Truth be told I think my blog is what keeps me coming back each day…….that and spending an exorbitant amount of lindens for all the pretty stuff I wear 🙂
If you did get this far, thanks so much for reading and if you didn’t……..that’s ok too, as always I shall
See you soonish 🙂
We can dance if we want to
We’ve got all your life and mine
As long as we abuse it
Never gonna lose it
Everything will work out right
I say, we can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
Because your friends don’t dance
And if they don’t dance
Well they’re no friends of mine
Hair: Mina Hair ~ Mesh Tabita in Dk Browns New ❤ Avail@The 2013 Boho Culture Fair
Skin: Glam Affair ~ Vera in Europa 03 H w/Nose 01 New ❤
Necklace: Cae ~ Charmed Necklace
Necklace: Baiastice ~ Cross Pendant Necklace in White
Bracelet/Ring: Cae ~ Murano Bracelet & Ring Texture Change
Dress: DeeTaleZ ~ Boho long Blouse in Paisley New ❤ Avail@The 2013 Boho Culture Fair
Nails: Flair ~ Set 154 Nail Add-on Huds for SLink (av) Hands/Feet New ❤
Hands/Feet: SLink ~ Mesh (av) Casual Hands & Med Feet
Applier: Glam Affair ~ Hand/Foot Appliers in Europa
Shoes: SLink ~ Fabric Platforms in White Add-ons for Mesh Med Feet
Poses: Ploom ~ Dainty 5 & Imeka ~ Sayuri 8 New ❤