Calming Landscape

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The beauty of the forest and the soft music it created made her want to sit and linger. She drifted down to rest. She leaned her head back and closed her eyes breathing deep and listening to the musical sounds surrounding her. She heard a strange little chittering close behind her and turned to see a pair of fox cubs playing while the mother watched her carefully. She smiled and stayed still to watch them until they went inside their den.

13 Peekaboo with a Cub

After some more exploring she saw a cute little bear cub peeking at her from behind a tree stump. She giggled and knelt a little distance off and summoned some flower petals to play with and amuse the cub. When some big rustlings came from the nearby trees and the bear cub wandered off towards them she continued her explorations.

13 Reflecting With Ducks

As the sun was setting she came across a beautiful pond with some ducks swimming around. The reflections on the water were so pretty with the sunset lighting she had to go closer to gaze down at them. One of the ducks ruffled its feathers at her and swam off a little disgrunted. She giggled and spent some time hovering there just basking in the peace as the sunlight faded and the sounds of crickets and frogs replaced the bird songs.


13 Fun Reflections

After another week of being sick with the flu or some bad bug, I really wanted to get out and see some beautiful nature. I can not wait for spring and warmer weather and all things green and colorful to sprout up. I saw this sim on Strawberry Singh’s blog and had to go and explore it. It is so gorgeous and calming. The sim lighting and sounds go perfect with the landscaping and I had a ton of fun playing with the animals and water reflections.

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 – Song – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

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

Tail – Sweet Thing – Fluffy Neko Tail (Bento)

Wings – Soul – Oree Wings

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Viola (special color hud from FLF)

Dress – Miwa’s Airship – Chu You Dress #3

Sandals – KC Couture – Caty Wedges

Pose 1 – Imeka – Sits 04 – Pose 3

Pose 2 – Kirin Poses – Hanami – Pose 1

Poses 3/4 – Oracul – RP-003 Flying Pixie AO

Location – Sarawak

Windlights – Sim Settings

Bubbling Thoughts

This past week I was able to get together with two of my sisters/cousins/besties (they are all of those and more ♥) and we had a fun time playing with an old childhood favorite of mine, bubbles! It was so much fun and helped raise my spirits. I was going to write a story about it for this post, however my thoughts have been circling around change and growth and relationships lately and I’d like to try and put them into words.

Chun Girls Playing With Bubbles

I believe there come times in our lives, if we are lucky, where we begin to really step back and look at where we are and our thoughts and feelings about our life. For me, these moments seem to happen after really emotional events. I won’t go into details, because they are personal. But after I got past the flood of the emotions, I started looking at not only how my life is now but how its been in the past and the direction it seems to be going. While doing this I thought a lot about past relationships and the people I had them with. Some I think of often and miss dearly, but I found out recently that sometimes reconnecting just doesn’t work, it doesn’t feel the same as before. And really it can’t, because we are always growing and changing. We can’t move backwards because that would hinder our movement going forward and really forward is the direction we need to go or all that change and growth would have been for naught.

Dee BubblesAs I thought more about this and looked at some of my current relationships and their past and where I thought they could lead in the future I began to feel more and more at peace. People grow and change at different rates, and sometimes while one person may want to move forward another may want to stay in a time they believe they were happier. I don’t think this is a bad thing, its just human nature, but what do you do if you are the one needing to move forward while the ones you care about wish they were back at a happier time?

It’s hard to think of leaving people behind, especially by choice. We care about them so much that it’s only right it be hard for us. But sometimes I think we need to look at what is better for ourselves as well as what is best for them. If you stay and let them stay stuck in that time they think everything was great and happy are you really helping them? Will their own growth and change become stagnant? How about you? Do you need to stop your own growth and change to make others happy? What if you following your own path, even if it may be apart form them, is what helps them see that things could be even better than that time they want to return to if they just take the steps towards the future?

Lulu Bubbles I think it boils down to how people feel about change. Many hate it and will fight against it. Which I find understandable, you have no way of knowing if some changes will be good or bad beforehand. I, myself, am not really scared of change. Maybe because I have such a deep love of books and all the different worlds and characters in them. Maybe because of my love of being able to create all kinds of my own characters on Secondlife. Maybe because I spent a lot of my childhood wishing for one change or another or using books and writing stories as my escape. There are of course some changes I fight, I’m only human, but there are also many times where I look at my life and feel at peace with the realization that it is time I make some changes to try and better my life. My goals for this year were a great start at some changes I have been making and have been making my life better little by little.

Wywy BubblesAfter all of this thinking, I am still not sure what I will chose to do about the relationships I am contemplating but I am more and more at peace that I will be able to face it and move forward to see what the future holds for me. I don’t want to be someone stuck in a happy moment in the past and miss what I may find in the future. If this means letting go of something I treasure before it becomes something unhealthy for not only me but others involved, well I would rather let go and have hope for the future happiness to come than to tarnish the good memories and turn them into something I am sad to remember. To make sure I feel I make the right choice I am taking my time, because I know rushing things is rarely a good idea.

This turned into quite a long post, but I hope it provokes some thought in whoever reads it. While it is mostly for my benefit, helping me to clarify my thoughts a little to myself, I would love if it was of help to others who may need it as well. ♥

Credits for Me:

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

Tail – Sweet Thing – Fluffy Neko Tail (Bento)

Hair –  Wasabi Pills – Suzy

Outfit –  Rainbow Panda – Eat Sleep Music Panda Outfit

Poses – tea soup – Blowing Bubbles and Snatching Bubbles sets

Music Pandas and Introspection Meme

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This week doing another meme and showing off my newest store release. The outfits are called Music Pandas. Each outfit has a sleeveless parka and 2 versions of the jeans in flat and tall and with plain gradient and rainbow or color gradient at bottoms. There is also a music themed set of jewelry including a necklace, earrings and set of bracelets with resize in all the pieces. The meme this week is still from Strawberry Singh, her Introspection Meme.
♥ Regardless of your current number, how old do you actually feel? – I’m 30 and sometimes think, “Wow, I’m 30 already.” and other times I feel so much older, especially when I am all sore and achy.
♥ Which is worse, failing or never trying? – Never trying, because if you don’t try you don’t have a chance to succeed.
♥ If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? – I would do more to make myself happy. I’d face truths that I might not otherwise and maybe even change how I live. I’d try not to worry so much what others thought. I’d love to travel more and try to finish goals and dreams I have.
♥ Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? – I feel this is subjective, the right thing for me might not be the right thing for another. I don’t think I really worry about it much either way except while making the decisions.
♥ Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? – Joyful simpleton definitely! I’m no genius but have enough worry on me that I know if I was a genius it would be so much worse. So I’d rather be simple and happy if I had the choice.
♥ Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? – Honestly, probably not. Although all of my best friends know that I am super introverted and can’t always be around other people. I have been trying to get better at at least calling or texting or iming on facebook, but I always feel as if I’d be bothering the person and don’t always feel like talking a ton. But I continue to try and try to make sure my friends know that I am here for them and love them dearly.
 ♥ Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now? – Some small things no. The big bad breakup I had around that time, that still hurts though it is a duller ache now and I don’t think of it as often as I used to.
♥ At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? – After my emotional breakdown early this year when I decided to take better care of me and do more of what makes me happy. Since then I have been sticking to many of those goals and it is helping me a lot. Will be even better when spring hits and all the dreary weather and cold goes away.
♥ If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? – Maybe. I would at least take more time to travel and to do things I enjoy. A lot of my time at work I am just sitting there not doing anything and that bores me really bad.
♥ If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? – My dad and my best friend Jess and if I could my SL family.
♥ What do you feel is the difference between being alive and truly living? – Being alive is just doing the basics to continue being alive. Sleep, eat, work to pay bills, repeat. Living is doing things you love and spending time with people you love. Trying to be happy and having goals and dreams.
♥ If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? – Because mistakes come with consequences and usually not good ones. I think we are afraid of causing these bad consequences. We also don’t like the feeling of having failed in something, it makes us feel bad and lose some of our confidence, it can even hinder us trying other things that we might fail at.
♥ What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? – Be more open about my religion and beliefs and be more true to myself and my feelings.
♥ If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? – Enjoy your sleep, as you grow up you get less and less of it until you are really old and then maybe you start getting more again.
Hope you enjoyed getting to know me better! See you next week. 🙂
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

Makeup – Alaskametro – Matte Mist Eyeshadow

Outfit 1 – Rainbow Panda – Rainbow Music Panda Outfit

Outfit 2 – Rainbow Panda – Pink Music Panda Outfit

Outfit 3 – Rainbow Panda – Eat Sleep Music Panda Outfit

Outfit 4 – Rainbow Panda – Blues Music Panda Outfit

Hair 1 – Wasabi Pills – Sorbet

Hair 2 – Wasabi Pills – Aurora

Hair 3 – Wasabi Pills – Sheryl

Hair 4 – Wasabi Pills – Suzy

Pose 1 – The Secret Hideout – Candy Crush Static Pose

Pose 2 – The Secret Hideout – Rockin’ That Beach Bod

Pose 3 – The Secret Hideout – Shrug Static Pose

Pose 4 – The Secret Hideout – Innocence Static Pose

Music’s Influence

Hi, my name’s Wyona and I’m a music addict. ♥ No lie, I listen to music as much as I can. As I’m working on things, to help my mood, for dance troupe, even when I sleep. I will wake up in the middle of the night to no music and wake up just enough to start Pandora back up and go back to sleep. I also love all kinds from new age and classical to industrial and techno. I’m not a huge fan of metal, country, blues and them but even in those genres I have songs I like.

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I also love anime as you might guess from my cutesy or kawaii style. So for this post I wanted to share my love of both as well as pose a question. What would you do if one of the things you were passionate about became banned and against the law? Me, with music and reading, I would likely bootleg and hoard and have to have music and books despite it. I tend to be introverted and bad with emotions, so they have a habit of sometimes overwhelming me. Music is my lifeline in those times. It helps ground me and lift my mood as well as help me feel more energetic. When I clean house or do other things I hate music is always there to help it go quicker and make it more bearable ( I can’t say enjoyable lol).

An anime that is a bit older but addresses this question perfect (and I’ve seen it multiple times now) is AKB0048. It’s based in a universe where humans have expanded into the universe but some planted have banned music and arts. Now, we can’t say for sure the worlds they show would be how it would look for sure but I think they did a decent job based on past history and how humans have responded to authority banning or limiting our music and arts. The towns this group of idols go to visit are gray and gloomy with smog and food lines where everyone looks miserable. Despite the danger to the girls, they travel to planets to see their fans even if that planet is under an entertainment ban, and many times these concerts help inspire change.

For me, this very much reflects how I think my life would be without music or art. Without them what would I have to do to recharge my mood and energy? To pick me up when I am feeling sad? Or even to calm me when I am angry? I turn to both music and art (mainly through photography and dance choreography on SL) to help me during those times. My only other real outlet is books. But if they ban entertainment of music and art, when would that expand to the fantasy and sci-fi books I love so much? Or even to other fiction books?

Another reason I love the anime, and other dance and music oriented shows and movies, is it shows the growth and struggles the members of the group have to go through as well. Three of the newer trainees in the group come from a banned entertainment planet themselves.

When I was shopping marketplace I came across this dress and it reminded me of some of the outfits I’ve seen idols wearing in anime and I thought it would would work great for this post. Sorry there is only one picture, I had a couple more but I really didn’t like how they turned out. I want to experiment with lighting more and see if I can get better, sometimes the shadows just make the photo unappealing to me when I go to edit. Also, I have chosen to share a couple videos of AKB0048. I was unable to find many with english subs of good quality. The longer one I did find though, I love the songs, the lyrics are very touching to me. Also there are so many other great anime or musicals or even shows based around dance and music that I love, I just chose this one because of how perfect it fit with the main thing I wanted to talk about. ♥ Next time, a book meme!!


Credits:

Body/Head/Hands/Skin/Shape/Eyes/Ears on blog sidebar.
Makeup – came with skin
Smile – Imeka – Mouth Bento Poses

Snow Particles – Elymode – Let It Snow particles (wearable version)
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Solana Windblown Mesh Hair
Tiara – Moon Amore – Frozen Xmas / Crystal Tiara (Ice)
Dress and Sleeves – Moon Amore – Frozen Xmas / Frozen Heart Dress RARE
Breath Particles – Anachron – Breath Fog Attachment
Boots – Chic & Shoes – Flirty Boots (Fitted Mesh)
Tights – [QE]  – Snowflake Stockings Omega HUD /Blue/
Pose 1 – Elymode – Let It Snow – 01
Windlight – Night

Location – Elven Glade