New Years Goals

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Every year we make a bunch of resolutions, most about getting into shape and losing weight. Well this year I decided to make a set of goals instead.

  1. Keep up with my blog. I want to try and post at least one post a week or at least 52 posts for the year. I like writing on here and doing photos and really want to try and get in the habit of consistently posting.
  2. Take and finish an Alison course. My boyfriend recently found this site for me. They have a bunch of free classes, including digital photography course from Harvard. And many when you finish if you pass the text with 80% or better they send you a diploma certificate for it. I love to learn things and expand my skills.
  3. Communicate better. Especially with my SL family, but also with people in RL. I am pretty introverted and will hold things in and let things slide without saying anything. Recently that led to a real tough spot and emotional breakdown. My parents and I talked and decided we all needed to work to be sure to communicate and listen to each other.
  4. Learn and improve my skills with dance tools and shows/videos. I have been working on it for a few months but there is still a lot I want to learn and get better at. I see so many amazing shows and videos, I am not aiming to be like any of them but want to learn the skills so I can show my own uniqueness.
  5. Get more in touch with my spiritual side. Mainly I really need to learn to ground and center myself. I believe it will really help with my emotional state. I have beliefs, yeah, but don’t think of them or practice them much. I want to change that, because it gave me a sense of peace and stability I lack nowadays.
  6. Buy less Lindens. I am creative and like building/making things. I just need to make and sell more on marketplace and maybe inworld. Curb my shopaholic-ism. Will be hard to do, I am used to just buying Lindens when I want stuff and buying a lot. However, RL has demands of its own and those really need to come first, despite how cheap I say it is in comparison. Suppose it is good that I’m not a shopaholic in RL as well. Way cheaper to be one in SL. Think I will start doing some freelance photography again too. I have worked at studios before but they kept me busy all the time and I have family and other hobbies I want to continue to work on while also learning new skills.

relaxing-musicI am sure I could think of many others, but I feel these are the major ones I really want to achieve this year. I also feel like they are achievable and think that’s important for goals, otherwise we end up feeling down and seems like that makes it even harder to work towards achieving them later.

I saw one of my favorite stores had a few new things out and they looked so comfy I used them for my pictures. Been fighting a bug this week so comfy clothing and music was used a lot. The video this week is in a different language, but has English captions and I am in love with it. I have probably listened to it like a million times today. ♥

Credits:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Hair – Analog Dog – Charlotte – Fantasy Hud (gift @ The Gaurdians Event)

Headphones – NS – Kitty Headphones

Top/Shorts – NS – Misu Set

Pose – Stop Time – In Bed

Windlight – AnaLu Studio 5

Location – My Home/Bedroom

Bookworm

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This week I decided to do a meme from one of my favorite bloggers, Strawberry Singh. Meme link ♥

Are you a bookworm? – Yes, I listen to audibles at work and read another book during breaks and at home. I usually wind down by reading before bed.

Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – While i still have a large library of print books, I love how portable electronic ones are. I can have hundreds of books on my phone to read so when I finish one, I always have others. Saves me from having to stash books in my work locker and the car or always having 2 books on me.

Which book is your favorite? – Rather than a single book, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series is my favorite. I have read them multiple times and continue to love them.

Which children’s book is your favorite? – The Dragon and the Unicorn by Lynne Cherry

What’s the last book you’ve read? – Read – Jasmin Eve’s Walker Saga (I’m on book 3). Listened to The Breakers Series by Edward W Robertson.

Name your top five favorite writers: – Anne McCaffrey, Naomi Novik, Mercedes Lackey, Piers Anthony, and Tamora Pierce.

04-bookworm-closeupName a book that had a strong impact on you: – Any and all of the Anne McCaffrey books. I started reading them early in middle school and they made me love reading and writing stories of my own.

Favorite & least favorite book genres? – Favorite is fantasy and most of its sub-genres. Least, probably westerns and such. I don’t really read those.

Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? – Least favorite was Eragon, I didn’t feel it followed the books quite right. Favorite is The Host, as one of my favorite books I love that the movie followed it almost exactly.

Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? – Yup. If its good cover art and looks interesting I will generally read the back and likely buy it.

Where do you usually buy your books? – Print ones in used stores and sometimes barnes and nobles. Electronic from amazon.

Do you go to the library? – I used to all the time. But since I’ve switched to mostly digital I borrow using amazons unlimited kindle program. Its still lending and def costs less than if I was buying all the books I read.

How many books do you own? – Print a couple hundred at least. Digital at least another 600ish. Audible another 50-100.

If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? – Well I’m not a professional at much of anything since I am a dabbler. Maybe a book on the many things you can do and learn in Secondlife.

04-read-and-walkNo video this week, but hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me!

Credits:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.0 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Makeup – Le Petit Atelier – Pop Makeup

Hair – Ayashi – Marie Hair

Top – NS – Tanktop& Cardigan 1

Jeans – NS – Gypsy Bell Bottom Jean

Shoes – Mesh Agency – Slink High Wedge Sneakers “Kingston”

Necklace – Bowtique – Ice Creams Necklace (Gold)

Bracelet L – Bowtique – Love Bangle Bracelet – Gold

Bracelet R – Bowtique – Hearts Bangle Bracelet – Gold

Bench – Chez Moi – Daybed Supreme

Book Pile – anc – Graden Gacha – Pink Book

Laying Pose – NoMore x Miwa – Book Gacha – #6

Standing Pose – Sari Sari – I ❤ Books – #6

Windlight – Places Wiccan (with lamp to add lighting)

Location – My Home