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Making StarsAnyone who reads my blog or who is close to me knows I’ve been struggling these last few days – dealing with a few curve balls from family, friends and work. Well today I got to smile, and laugh, and dance, and I feel like sharing why.

First off I finally got traction with finding some help to cope with my child’s problems – I now have 3 appointments up-coming with 3 different organizations to get some help, and the first one is next Tuesday. Yay!!

Secondly I was feeling frustrated with my SL art lately, pushing myself harder and harder and still not being happy with the results. But today I got invited to show my work in one of the top SL Galleries! I said yes of course :D. As I get more details I will definitely be blogging about it 🙂

Thirdly, I logged into SL thinking I’d just do some photography jobs I need to get through, and ended up in a very odd situation on a Crown & Pearl couch. Prad wanted to freak out Bailey, and ended up freaking everyone out, it’s unfortunately one of those “you had to be there” things so I won’t go into detail (but this picture from my stream gives a taste http://www.flickr.com/photos/23347879@N07/3046957221/). The end point is I was laughing and for a while totally forgot about all my woes and just, um, “relaxed and enjoyed myself”.

Fourthly, Rrish turned up in SL again after a few days hiatus. Rrish has always had a calming and soothing influence on me. After all the madness died down we went to the beach and took the picture attached to this post. We spoke about my RL junk and I cried and I laughed and I felt much better ❤

I can’t not mention the other people as well who have given me their time and their love to help me get back on top of things – especially Kimber, Hell, Bailey, Clare and Stoo 🙂

I have a lot to deal with and get my head around but with friends like these, I might actually make it through ^^

As a friend just put it while I was typing this:  “you sound so happy today., I want to bottle it hehe”. Yeah, I am 🙂

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I get down sometimes, hell we all do. Lately things have been a bit tough for various reasons and at times like these you always get reminded of who really cares about your well-being. SL is part of my support network, it helps me cope with RL and keep my spirits up when things get hard, in turn I do my utter best to keep other people’s spirits up and give them an ear and a huggle when they need me back. Well lately five SL people in particular have helped me stay on track, so I just want to take a brief moment while I have the chance, to thank them and let them know it’s appreciated, and how trully awesome they are.

Stoo, is a long-term friend who I speak to in msn rather than SL (though we met in and through SL). He’s always shown genuine concern for my wellbeing, always makes me laugh, even when I’m trying to be all grumpy and surly. He’s too intelligent for his own good, but often uses his insights and understanding to help me. We like Stoo.

Prad is Prad, adore the guy to bits. Somehow, despite an impossibly busy SL he manages to make time for his friends and I’m lucky enough to be counted within that group. I would not be the SL persona I am today without his encouragement and support – my art, my in-world jobs, and to some extent even this blog, are reflections of the awesome influence he’s had on my SL life. And SL always impacts RL mood, so in that way he’s made my RL better too.

Rrishanna, so sweet, so genuine, so trustworthy. Always with a kind word, a listening ear and an open mind. She has a calming influence on me that always surprises me, when things have gone to hell, her music and kind manner have a way of bringing things back into balance. She’s more to me than I think she knows.

Dell, only recently returned from the abyss. We have our ups and downs but at the end of the day he cares about me and me about him. He always means well and helps me try to work my way through my troubles. His public image and his IM image, like so many people in SL, is a different one. And I count myself lucky to be privy to the kind soul he has under all that offensive banter :p

And finally Hell, I’ve done my best to be there for him and in return he has always done the same. Funny, sweet, one of those people who don’t trully appreciate their own worth. I am honoured that he trusts me with as much of his life as he does, he deserves the best and in time he will receive it.

So that’s my self-indulgant post for the day, just taking the chance to say yay you guys rock, thank you so much for being you, and for helping me through the tough times that I’m still doing me best to get to the other side of.

❤

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