WHEW! Since the Wrapup Party a few days ago, I have been kicked back and relaxing and geting caught up on some much needed rest. I can say this without question that this time while I’m away from Second Life I can take the time to unwind and just not even think about it for a while. But, even then there are some times I do have to login to clear my offlines because they get piled up pretty quick and I just can’t stand seeing my email inbox get some much it makes it hard to check for my other emails.
Sitting here and just letting it all go has been somewhat difficult especially when getting news from RL about a friend passing and that makes for quite an adjustment to settle down and just relax even. Even my laptop will up and shut down on me at the worst possible moments and means I have to reboot quickly in order to log back in if I’m playing Eveonline at the risk of losing a ship even, so far haven’t lost one yet.In my mind tho’ there are thoughts of other online communities I thought about returning to, World of Warcraft with the new expansion coming out soon, or even returning to Guildwars for that matter. But, from all indications neither one is worth my time or expense to renew my WoW account, or even reinstalling Guildwars to do anything worth doing. I did what I wanted and now with just Second Life and Eve, thats all I want to do for relaxation.
I have already made some plans once I return to SL, that I will get involved with a role play community that to me will give me something different to do, and from what I have done already and even a resident told me he has plans for my involvement when I return, that oughta be interesting to see what he comes up with when I darken the doors of a bar.
So, taking whatever time I need is important to me to get over the past relay season which produced unwanted results from an emotional point of view, and it will take time to heal from that even. I have to remember though that once I pick up where I left off at, it won’t be much of a shock then to move on. Just a matter of time and healing for now for me to deal with to as I said, move on.
That’s right! Just two days away and I’ll be on vacation till my return in October! In the mean time final preparations for the Wrapup Party for this year’s relay are being finalized with announcements and all sorts of information to soon be released. As far as I know I’ll be there myself to see what is going to be said and just hope for the best.
Getting ready to leave for a time has been pretty much a quick login to making arrangements for people to cover for me in my absence, quite a few know why and I told them it was for the best that I just up and walk away for a time to recover both emotionally and physically. Yeah, I’ll miss logging in but the past few days I could just tell I was tired of it, and trying to take in some light activities was difficult at times.
Bless my little relay team, they been resting and recovering as well. Without deadlines to meet, plans to be made we pretty much have taken the time to step back and catch our breath and relax as much as we can.
So, what will I be doing during my vacation you ask, well I have physical theraphy twice a week to relieve some pressure off a pinched nerve in my neck priority here even. I’ll spend time doing some other things more such as bike riding or walking. Then most likely playing Eveonline as well when I am up for it.
Just ain’t no rest for the weary as they say ya know…………
I been spending quite a bit of time lately playing Eveonline, a science fiction game based on a time line of 25,000 years into the future. I play this to get rid of all the buildups of frustrations and emotions I had during the relay season and believe me it works, sometimes. Being able to get rid of the build up I log in to go wormhole hunting, ratting, do industry, all sorts of stuff that I enjoy doing.
I just, I dunno sometimes wonder how mankind can be so cruel and other times can be so helpful that it’s really hard to pinpoint anything reason within reason, but such as it is I keep going right ahead and do as I can. I can forget about Second Life for a while and then when I’m done playing a session I sit back and feel the stresses leave after I’m done.
Not knowing whats in store for the future makes it exciting, makes me fill with awe and wonder as I undock in a ship like this one pictured to go out into an unknown future. Into the unknowns as I wander around looking for trouble, or to run into a huge payday.
And so, another adventure begins.
Just like Captain Picard here, this time saying “RELIEF at last!”, and I gotta tell ya it’s certainly wonderful to finally sit back and know that the job and missions I set out to do are finally done for the season. Since teardown I have pretty much been out of sight as I now face new challenges ahead for the next few months. Even with being on vacation now and still have a couple loose ends to tie up I am totally exhausted, beaten, worn out. and yet I feel like that my little team did big things this past season to make a difference for someone else whom is going through treatments and hearing they have cancer for the first time, while others fought hard and still lost.
For me, it’s also a time to reflect back at some things I did loose, and yet I had to let go and move onwards. Much of that I just wished it was a bad dream but not this time. Already I am making plans on a new direction when I return back to Second Life in October. My RezDay being one that I will celebrate without fanfare or making a big show of it. Coming up with new things to do is certainly on top of the list as I wanted to get involved in a role play community as well and do something clearly off the wall to speak of that I normally don’t do, to a point that is.
Sitting here, thinking back at the memories of the 2016 Relay For Life of SL, I had to wondered after all if it was worth all the time and effort I put into it, at least for my part in the overall scheme of things. With the Wrapup Party coming up, I have every intention to be there just to see what is going on, and to find out the theme for next season which will be my 10th relay. Even then, it’s hard to believe how time flew in these past few years as I kept going forwards, and sometimes backwards but never giving up with renewed vigor and a determination to see things through to a positive ending.
Like Picard, I’m just glad it’s a done deal.
As I am so humbled that again this year, the Relay For Life of Second Life community rose to the occassion to fund raise again like it would be our last relay. In looking back, I saw a relay that went full steam ahead to relay for twenty fours hours, the community put their hearts and minds into a plan of action to defeat and stop cancer from making another claim of someone. We did, we stopped it and it shows.
Each team, doing what they could to make their goals, quite a few did and mine did as well. Many others did the best they could and still made a difference. You could tell thru the various chat channels that everybody was fired up during the build phase, you could tell there was so much love and concern as teams scrambled to complete their builds on time. My little team did big things this year in reaching the goals I had set, and I told them no matter what we did, we are proud and yet humbled to do what we could even with limited resources and still come out on top.
It was a hard, long difficult battle but we made it through with flying colors. I kept after it time and again, and to finally step back and say we did it again and again. Every Captain, every member, and others behind the scenes working for a common goal, to see cancer wiped out. We answered the call again to help raise funds to continue the research for a cure, and it showed.
While 2017 is a year away as far as relay goes, the work continues in research for the cure and I am glad that we again came through to help once again be on the front lines in the fight against this evil, known as cancer.
Just a matter of hours from now, the 2016 edition of the Relay For Life of Second Life “Once Upon A Cure” will get underway. Many teams working right up to the cutoff time for sim inspections and judging in making last minute preparations, adjustments, tweaking here and there before the moment arrives to begin.
Even for my own team, there was quite a bit of work to be done and yet with just a couple hours to go the campsite was done and completed in time for us to relax and catch our breaths. My builders came thru at the last minute and produced a beautiful site and the end product;
An aireal view of the site;
A few more;
Garden of Love here. I went around and seen other builds that are just as lovely and even in some cases just beyond imagination. For all I know that as I wandered around and even admiring my site, it just blows my mind how something can be made from a single prim as I said in the past. And so, it begins, when the flag drops, the gun fired to open the gates to relay for twenty four hours, an unforgettable experience yet to be very soon.
Admiral Khagan flew in tonight from over seas and wanted to say hello so I will let him have his say….Товарищи! Я пришел от Родины, чтобы провести немного времени с Викки, и чтобы помочь ей сделать некоторые приготовления, чтобы вернуться на родину из России. Она будет со мной в течение нескольких недель, чтобы уйти, и начать ее восстановление из всего того, что она была через этот НАСТОЯЩЕМУ сезон.
Я надеюсь, вы поймете, и что она в настоящее время хорошо заботятся, и будет снова обновляется и обновляется, чтобы идти снова после ее возвращения из хорошо заслуженный перерыв от Second Life. Спасибо.
HUH! LOL, well basically I will be with him for a couple weeks after relay is over and be back recharged, I think that’s what he said……not sure……..