Not withstanding any difficulties that may fall in my way yet, I have been getting ready to get back to work soon supposely. I can tell however that my level of energy is not what it should be and believe me it’s gonna take some doings to get started in preparations for the 2017 relay season. But, I can tell that my heart’s not in it. I can tell just by the way things had gone this past season left me wondering if 2017 will be any better than what 2016 turned out to be.
But I have to force myself to get ready, I have a mission yet to complete. People’s lives depend on my getting in and getting my hands and fingernails dirty once again to fund raise and to help keep the research going to find a cure from cancer. Maybe it’s too early yet to go back to work yet and maybe I should wait until after the holidays.
Ever since the Wrapup weekend I could tell things have been different, the summer heat especially drained me much more and made some things worse than it should be. All I know is getting plenty of rest is in order to recharge and build up my energy as much as I can to go the distance and come out on top a winner, and I will.
Words can not be spoken as the Relay community recieved word of the passing of one of the most dearest members of the community. I was on skype with Cinders Vale a few nights ago when we found out thru a notice from Trader Whiplash about the passing of Catt Kala Gable. A long time resident, she became involved with the Relay For Life community in 2007 and went on to making her legacy well known.
Catt was very outgoing to all she met during her time, she was a driving force in many different areas and was well known as the curator for the Memorial Garden on ACS Island in Second Life.
Saturday evening the 17th of September at 5p.m. slt in the Relay dAlliez sim, a service of celebration was held, the build was done by Grace Loudon and was very lovely. Trader Whiplash of T1Radio started the evening by sharing some thoughts about who Catt was, he told of such a powerful team member as well she was to the Relay Rockers team how she would just take on doing events without asking and the team done very well.
Arizona Ballinger read some poems and shared next, then Woodstock Burleigh spoke of their friendship together and even tho’ you could tell he was very emotional over the loss, he held in there and spoke very highly of her, Nuala Maracas shared as well about the memories she had and will cherish those.
Nuala also shared how Catt was in for this year’s relay weekend, and at the end when Catt logged off, little did anybody know it would be the last time ever, and in August she passed away from her fight with cancer. The Relay Rockers I know were just devastated from the loss from Catt’s passing but I know deep down they will relay onward’s in Catt’s memory. I know I will in 2017.
Some screenshots of the beautiful venue.
Of all the times since relay I have been kicked back relaxing and resting and trying like hell to rebuild my energy. But as hot as the summer has been that was proving to be difficult at times and believe me it hurts.
I can only suppose even as a survivor and again we don’t have it easy that on a daily basis we still struggle at times to get up and running for the day doing what we need to do. I can certainly vouch for that fact as I have already gone through a lot this summer in trying to get back to near normal as I can but it’s been tough.
Even when the tempature is in the nineties I still can’t handle the air conditioning as I get cold within an hour and have to turn it off and just have the fan running to move the air in my place. Nothing like catching a damn cold already if you ask me.
So I go on and do whatever I can do to make things easy on me and take each day as it comes, and when bedtime hits just crawl in bed and………………
A while back I went into my Captains Quarters and did a complete makeover! I figured since I am more of a pirate type person I might as well look the part LOL! Yeah I know, I have that “what da hell” look and it can be a bit intimadating at times. But never the less tho I get my work done and go on about my bussiness without a care in the world, or in this case somewhere in deeeeeeeeeeeep space!
So here I am, another day come and gone and not a sign of stress anywhere to be found……yet. I been pretty much been relaxing and resting and trying to regain much of what I had lost as far as my energy goes but geeesh, this summer had taken quite a hit on me when it gets up over 90f degrees and it justs makes bike riding difficult, or even a short walk for that matter as well.
Things did get off track a bit but I am going to get everything back on track in the coming days and get up and going even better than ever come hell or high water, because I said so!Just goes to show ya, I mean bussiness dammit!
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…………