Going Forth

Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion

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Hair: Magika – Empty Gold by Sabina Gully

Eyes: IKON-Triumph Eyes by Ikon Innovia

Skin: Essences [Pixie] #Pale02 [Lelutka Applier] by Inka Mexicola (@Kustom9)

Scarf: FDD GS *Winter Collar* by Seller Xeno

Coat: Razor/// Costello Trench Coat by Kehl Razor

Jeans: ISON – celen jeans by Harry Hyx

Boots: ISON – leather knee boots by Harry Hyx

 

Stewart:

Hair: Hair: Magic Hair MHV3 by Magicc321

Coat: BlankLine DuffleCoat_Black  by Kureha

Pants: Pants: [ hoorenbeek ] Cargo Pants by Limer Kosten

Shoes: [ hoorenbeek ] Mesh Chelsea Suede Limer Kosten

Location: Studland Bay

Pose photo 1: Kuro in motion – By  your side by Luana Dawg

Relaxing Moment

It’s been a lovely weekend of giving thanks for friends and family and for having enough when there are so many in the world who do not. Now to look forward and remember to be grateful along the way, and not take the good things in life for granted. Thanks as always, to my dear friend Stewart for being willing to put up with the ups and downs of SL fashion to help me with my photos.

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Eliza:

Hair: Magika – Thread by Sabina Gully

Skin: *YS&YS* Carol Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka by Monicuzza Babenko (@Shiny Shabby)

Sweater: :V.e. Joey Oversized Sweater by Valentina Evangelista (@Uber)

Jeans: – RINKA – Shanna Jeans Grey by Rinka Iger (@Uber)

Socks: :FY: Knee Socks by Hannah Lacombe

Shoes: {Livalle} Wednesday -Platform MaryJanes- Noir by Lindsay Warwick (@Tres Chic)

 

Stewart:

Hair: Hair: Magic Hair MHV3 by Magicc321

Coat: BlankLine PeaCoat (TurtleNeck) by Kureha

Pants: [ hoorenbeek ] Cargo Pants by Limer Kosten (@Shiny Shabby)

Shoes: [ hoorenbeek ] Mesh Military Boots by Limer Kosten (@Shiny Shabby)

Pose: !bang – relaxing moment by Luna Jubilee

Bench: AF Hacienda Reading Bench by Fraynkie (@Enchantment)

Stove: Rustica – Cast Iron Wood Stove by Maxwell Graf (@The Fantasy Collective)

New Year Meme

This meme from Strawberry Singh sounded like a good reflective-type activity for today, so here goes. Thanks, as always, to Bastion for showing up photo-ready to help me out today, although I am a bit miffed that he has a better hat than I do.

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  1. How did you spend New Year’s Eve? At home, with my husband. We watched the New Year’s Eve broadcast from Spain, which always gives us new song and film ideas for teaching our Spanish classes.
  2. Did you keep any new years’ resolutions? No. I feel like I am constantly resolved on doing things and being a certain way whether it’s the new year or not.
  3. What was your biggest achievement(s) of the year? In real life, I built and implemented two iPhone games for my Spanish classes. I also presented the games at the national convention for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. I know, achievement city right here. In SL, I moved my blog to this new domain. It was a big step, but I am glad I did it.
  4. What was the best thing you bought? In real life, my Alienware computer. I get lots of sidelong looks and questions about being a gamer, but I really love having a powerful computer. I have been creating a lot more visual content for my work and my new machine has really made a difference. And for SL it’s a dream. I also upgraded to Dropbox Pro. It literally changed my life. In SL? Probably my Maya tutorials from Leviathan Flux. I haven’t made anything yet, but I am learning so much!
  5. What do you wish you’d done more of? In real life, I wish I had been able to see more of my family. I am going to make that happen more this year—gasoline prices be darned.
    In SL, I wish I had talked to more people and gone more places. I enjoy the social aspect of SL but tend to hang out on my own rather than intrude in social spheres.
  6. What do you wish you’d done less of? In real life, not much. I worked a lot and played a lot and plan to do more of the same this year. I do wish I cared less about unimportant things. In SL, I wish I had not let my investments become unbalanced. I am working on that.
  7. What was your favorite movie you watched this year? There were two that I previewed for my Spanish Language and Culture class. One is called El Sueño de Iván and the other is called A Better Life. The first is delightful and sweet and the second is heartbreakingly sad. Incidentally, they both star the wonderful Damián Bichir.
  8. What did you do on your birthday this year? In real life, I sang the Verdi Requiem with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood. It’s probably one of the more wonderful things I’ve done in life, period. In SL, I don’t remember.
  9. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned. You can climb every mountain, you can ford every stream. You can follow all the rainbows, but it’s no guarantee that you’ll find your dream. I try to forget that from time to time, though.
  10. What does 2014 hold for you? In RL I don’t know but I will be satisfied with health and employment. In SL I hope to learn to do basic modeling and improve my photography.

 

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Eliza:

Hair: booN ODU611 hair chocolate by boo Nakamura

Hat: May’s Soul russian hat  knit brown by May Tolsen (gacha) (@Kustom9)

Skin: Essences – Emma *peche* brunette by Inka Mexicola (@The Dressing Room)

Shirt: *Shai* Turtleneck Beige by Shai Delacroix

Vest: {dollle*} 033 Fur-Lined Sleeveless Jacket – Brown by CrystalDoll Lemon

Gloves: *CNZ* Slink Avatar Enhancement Gloves by Tempesta Arun

Pants: [Decoy] Layla 84 Jeans – Faded Light Wash by Annette Voight

Socks: Gawk! Fawn Norwegian Knit Socks by Mell McMahon

Shoes: :ENNA:MESH Women Boots by Enna Flatley

Bastion:

Hat: =Zenith=Leather trapper hat (Gray) by Miffyhoi Rosca (@TMD)

Skin: Clef de Peau:Joshua:T3  by lapenderiedenicole (@TMD)

Coat: ::GB:: Zip up Tweed Jacket / Olive by Takuya Jinn (@TMD)

Bag: ::GB:: Body Bag / Dark olive by Takuya Jinn (@TMD)

Pants: BlankLine_021_TweedPants_male_WineRed by Kureha (@TMD)

Shoes: J’s Short Boots Laceup (Black) by JB Gasov

Pose Photo 2: oOo Winter by Olaenka Chesnokov (@TMD)

Sled: What Next Three person sled by Winter Thorn (group gift)

One thought on “New Year Meme

  1. Strawberry Singh

    Oh you got me intrigued by the Maya classes, I might have to look them up. Not that I am looking to getting into designing, but it may be fun to learn something completely new like that.

    Sounds like you had a pretty eventful and wonderful 2013, hope you get the same and even more in 2014. Thanks for participating. <3