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Photo Challenge #3: My New Year’s Non-Resolution

I no longer make New Year’s resolutions. At the ripe old age that I am in RL, I’ve learned – usually the hard way – that just because the calendar ticks over to January 1st, that does not mean I’m ready to make any major life changes. If it did, my house would be clean and perfectly organized, I’d have the business credential I vowed to pursue, my book would be written, and I’d be about 15 lbs thinner. Instead, I get a few weeks of success, followed by months and months (sometimes years) of guilt.

That being said, I still take time at the beginning of every year to think long and hard about life. And when I come up with something that needs fixing – which I usually do – I make a promise to myself (yes, I know that sounds a lot like a resolution, but trust me, it comes with a lot less pressure). This year, my RL promise to myself is to “be in the present.” Simplistic? Yes. But simple? Not so much. To a gal with a full plate, including a business, a family, volunteer work, and SL, among other things, it is very difficult for me to just… be. To stop and smell the roses, so to speak. I’m always thinking about what I have to do next instead of what I’m doing, and I feel like life is moving so quickly that if I close my eyes for 2 seconds, I will have missed something important. I don’t want to wake up one day and find my daughter packing up her car for college, leaving me full of regret for having missed spending as much time with her as I wanted when she was young.

To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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Along those lines, the first major change I made in SL for 2014 was to get a new house and move into the sky. While I truly love the sim where I live, I’d really grown tired of strangers walking into my house – and staying – uninvited. So instead of moving away, I moved up. And while I’m waiting for the movers to bring my furniture, I’ve decided to sit and enjoy the quiet with my furry housemates.

Several items around me are worth mentioning: the lovely, lighted 2014 is the current group gift from ::Fabuleax::, and the vase of flowers behind it is a gift from JoHaDeZ. The packing box and books, as well as the elegant wine lights, are group gifts from tarte. Both my sandals and the cute tissue box on the book pile are Fifty Linden Friday sales items, which, as of this writing, were still on sale for 50L – probably not for much longer, though! The pretty picture on the mantel, as well as the adorable guinea pig are gacha items from ::Fabuleax::; I got lucky and managed to win 2 rares! The guinea pig comes with a cute holding pose, but he got loose, so I decided to let him play with Fiona. And finally, my house of cards was 5L on the Marketplace.

As for what I’m wearing, you can find it at B!ASTA as their New Year’s Resolution Hunt gift. I’m wearing it in honor of the many years in which I resolved to lose weight and exercise.* 😉

May you all have a wonderful 2014 – don’t forget to enjoy it!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Izzie’s Lila Light Ice Princess (previous TDRF)

Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes Fjord (group gift / free to join)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Ears – [MANDALA] Taper Ears

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Parvati

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Pants & Top – B!ASTA Gonna Do Some Sports (0L / NYRH)

Shoes – tulip. Gladiator Sandals Burgandy (50L / FLF)

Pose by aDORKable Poses

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Decor Items…

Build – L2 Studio Tarrytown House

Calendar – [Commoner] 2014 Wall Calendar

Picture – ::Fabuleax:: Vintage Frame Small Birdcage RARE (20L gacha)

Bottles – tarte. Wine Lights (group gift / free to join)

2014 Light – ::Fabuleax:: ArtLight Happy New Year (group gift / free to join)

Flowers – JoHaDeZ “dreamy” / w lilac (0L / free gift)

Guinea Pig – ::Fabuleax:: Arthur the Man Guinea Pig RARE (49L gacha)

Box & Books – tarte. Packing Box (group gift / free to join)

Tissue Box – +Half-Deer+ Cuddly Tissue Box Heart (50L / FLF)

Cards – Lena Le House of Cards (5L)

Dogs – Virtual Kennel Club

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* As a side note, last September 19th I “resolved” once again to lose weight and exercise, and I’ve lost 12 lbs as a result. Which just goes to prove that what matters is your determination, not the date on a calendar. 🙂

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Want To Be A FabFree Blogger?

Fabulously Free in SL Seeks New Writers!

Heads up Fabulouses! Fabulously Free in SL is currently seeking 1-2 new writers to join our team.   Experience working with WordPress and SL photography is not required, but is an asset.  Photography and blogging skills are things that can be learned along the way, but passion for sharing freebies and helping others inworld is a must!

FabFree is the oldest freebie blog in SL. The blog was started in September of 2007. We have grown tremendously since then and reach between 4000 – 7000 readers each day.  Our inworld group sits around 20,000 members and our designer list is growing by the day with almost 800.

To qualify you must:

a.) Be a loyal Fabulously Free in SL inworld group member.  You will be required to help moderate the inworld group after three months of participation.

b.) Be willing to search for items to show in your posts.

c.)  Commit to at least 5 posts per week.

d.) Be willing to blog FREE items and items under 75L.

e.)  Participate in the FabFree Photo Challenges, Fabfree Designer of The Day and Fab Advice.

f.)  Be team orientated, and work well in a group.

g.)  Respect our blogging guidelines.

As writers for Fabulously Free in SL, we take pride in leading the group and helping members find free and inexpensive quality items throughout SL and you should as well.

Becoming a FabFree writer means more than just blogging, you become part of our family and team.  As FabFree writers we should work well as a group, have open communication, and feel comfortable with one another.  We are looking for the right fit.

To apply, please copy the following into a notecard named “FABFREE BLOGGER APPLICATION (Your Name)” and send it to LOVE TRILL inworld:

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Full (SL) Name:

Age:

Are you a Fabulously Free in SL inworld group member?

Do you have any blogging experience? If so, please explain and include any links pertaining:

Do you currently have a SL related blog or write for one?

Do you have any SL photography experience? If so, please explain and include any links pertaining:

Do you have a flickr account? (If yes, please include your link so we can see your work):

Are you willing to commit to atleast five blog posts per week? (Note – guys get away with min. 3 posts per week as there is less to show)

Are you willing to change your look up with different skins, hair etc?

What is your typical style?

Do you enjoy hunting?

Do you have any jobs or other commitments in SL or alts that do?

Do you have a store in SL or own an alt that does?

Do you have other alts, and if so, is this your main avatar?

In your own words please explain what content theft is, and how it hurts SL:

In your own words please explain why you think you would be a “fabulous” addition to our team of writers:

Please drag 1-3 recent snapshots of your avatar in your usual fashion style:

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If you have applied in the past, and are still interested, please do re-apply!

Please send all inquires to Love Trill. I will share the responses with the other FabFree writers and hopefully we have a couple Fabulous bloggers on staff soon!

Writing for FabFree is NOT an opportunity to gain lindens. It is often a thankless job, and it’s a ton of work but it helps many!

The deadline to have your application in is January 18th, 2014.

Thank You, Love Trill


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Asia Darling

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I sure hope you all joined the =MODA= inworld group a couple months back when I mentioned that there was a free join promo, and stayed in it… because now, there are literally eight fantastic group gifts available!  One of the newest gifts is the Asia Darling Outfit that I am wearing in this post that includes the belted mesh skirt, blouse and the bow headband too.  The group is now 500L to join, so head down there and see if the gifts available are worth it to you 😉 (Heads up:  This sim does now allow avatars without payment on file.)

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The skin I am in today is FILTHY Skins Lola 03 in the Beach skintone.  I picked this skin up at the Filthy Skins Mainstore in a gacha machine for just 75L.

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Love is wearing…

Skin – FILTHY Skins Gacha Lola 03 (75L per play)
Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Coffee
Hair – Truth Luella (new release)
Outfit & Hairband – =MODA= Asia Darling (free group gift / 0L / 500L to join)
Shoes – Duh! Spring Flats (20L)
Poses by LAP (closed)
Sim – Inspiration Point

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FabFree Designer of The Day – 01/12/14 – Storax Tree

Storax Tree - FabFree Designer of The Day - 01/12/14

Storax Tree Wicker Stacked 3 High Honey (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blue%20Heron%20Island/230/132/3504

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers. Photos are the work of the designers.