I’ve reached a fork in the road, and the wind whispers a change. I wrote at the beginning of August, and lightly whispered it on Monday, I’ve been feeling a little blue, a lot creatively uninspired and just plain tired. Every summer I feel this a little, it’s when my view focuses more out the window than in and my feet thirst for a little sand between the toes. Did you know that’s why I often shoot ¾ pictures for my blog? It not only shows the outfit a little better, but like in RL, I prefer to feel my walk through Second Life so nine times out of ten, I am barefoot. (Thank you creators for creating Mesh feet) The feet are the symbol of understanding, so it means metaphysically all that we understand stands under us in consciousness, and what is rooted there can never be taken from us. So it’s good to feel your way on your path to wisdom. I digress (as usual) I feel this way every summer, but this year it’s worse than usual.
So these past weeks I’ve thought so long and hard about me, my life, the ground under my feet, the steps left to travel (looks softly at Dr. Taylor, see you at 8PM). I’ve been stretched thin, something we all face from time to time. It comes from being a “people pleaser.” I love people, and helping people, even if it is just having big ears and no mouth. I’ve wanted to scale back blogging for a while now, I’ve blogged almost every single day for two years now, but I couldn’t let myself let go because with so many of you, it’s the only contact I have with you. I’ve learned so much about my followers, and the people I follow just by peeking in their blogs or them commenting on mine. As an aside, to my blogspot bloggers, I peek at you too, faithfully, I just can’t always comment because it makes me type in the “secret” spam code and I can’t ever seem to type it right. But I am at a fork, and walking away a little bit, I want to do more than snap and crop a picture. I want to style, to create a picture. So for those I promised to blog, I will try but I may not get there, I am sorry. I will still blog charities and awareness campaigns, they just fit about my shoulders well, but all else will most likely be mix and match. Thank you for understanding.
Take from? I love the Martin Luther King Jr. quote, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” So today, I took a small step of faith and letting go a little. We’ll never know what the future will bring. For now we have this moment, and this moment alone. Breathe, take a step forward and believe in yourself. The rest will fall into place. Least, that’s what I’m hoping. Looky there Draakje Dailey, I even put my knickers back on, I must be going out into public. SLURL’s on the “last know SLURL’s page to the left of this post.
Shoos: Bax, Regency Boot **NEW**
Knickers: Maitreya, Bodysuit
Hairs: Boon, YNO421 . Miamai, Songe (edited lightly)
Fur: *CoCo*, Fur Tippet
Jewelry: Mandala, polly
Shelf: Pilot, Bohn crate
Trunk: Lisp Bazaar, Steamer trunk ❤
Chairs: Adorkable Poses, Harmony Chair
Pose: Di's Opera, Sitting Vogue
Suitcase: Black HOF carrying case . Gray/blue: Di's Opera, vintage bags
19 thoughts on “Fork in the Road”
Just follow your heart, dear and all else will follow x
you are so right and so wise my dear Sue. I hope you are well and the school is doing maddeningly ❤
The School goes very well, my friend, and i am very busy these days.. and having more fun that I have had in years 🙂
And THAT’s what life is all about! You are my measure of a life well led guru, my sweet Sue! 😀
That is a lovely thing to say, dear! Life is flowing.. and i am enjoying the ride 🙂
😀 the forward ho and forage on! 😀 Hugs to the baby girl Ani, from her Aunty Cao!
She sits on my knee as I …try… to type. It is not the biggest knee, nor is she the smallest dog… but we manage 🙂 Hugs back to you! x
that really brought me a chuckle, I hope no one in the cubes next to me think I am falling in love with my monitor. I can actually picture exactly what you described. 😀 x
Sighs.. it is not unusual.. she hooks her head under my neck and hoists herself up without a by-your-leave.. then either drapes herself over my knees.. or stands on them, effectively blocking screen and keyboard….
I think she knows when I have been working too long… or ignoring her enough! 🙂 x
hhahaha I think she thinks she’s a cat!
More to the point, I think she does too 🙂
well reguardless of how often you blog I’ll be here reading your stuff .. smiling at your quirkiness but also I hope since fall is strolling in around the corner you may not feel so blue.. But i know how it is there have been days ive felt the same way.. I hope things look up 🙂
and I hope they do for you as well! Have a wonderful weekend Andi!! <33
Enjoy your respite and we’ll be here, awaiting your next steps as you feel the sand beneath your feet and the breeze against your face 🙂 I hope you’ll still remember Fridays *wink* and check your email frequently. And say hello to the doctor for me…he may be best for what ails ye, my friend ❤
It is nice to see you putting the oxygen mask on yourself first…you people pleaser you. I love shutting down and stepping back to revitalize…it helps me to center and assess what stays and what goes…moving forward. Amazing the perspective you can gain when you become still.
I enjoy your blogs whether you post every day or once a year…you are a beautiful writer with prose from the soul.
Enjoy your life as you test new waters and dig your toes in the sand.
Go raibh tú daibhir i mí-áidh
Agus saibhir i mbeannachtaí
Go mall ag déanamh namhaid, go luath a déanamh carad,
Ach saibhir nó daibhir, go mall nó go luath,
Nach raibh ach áthas agat
Ón lá seo amach.
Go for it … Sometimes you need to stop and take a step back from somethings so you can step forward for others! Enjoy the sand!
A little or a lot, it is always interesting to read your thought and have a peek at you and your world(s) 🙂
I do hope you find a happy balance, no fun if play time becomes work time. ❤
I am Zib, I am. Of course, now I have a new styling to create (thanks to you!) 😀 Big hug, my friend, thanks for being a part of my world ❤