Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Changes

Ok, some RL stuff first. If you don't like hearing about RL in an SL blog, move on down to the next paragraph. :) As most of my friends know, I've been getting sick a lot lately. I'm tired most of the time. I went to the doctor and basically what it comes down to is that my constant anxiety and stress is killing me. It's to the point of my body not doing the things it should be doing. And yes, we're talking RL stress, not SL stress. Believe it or not, my life doesn't revolve around SL. LOL The doctor wanted to put me back on medication, but I refused. Unfortunately, almost any medication that is supposed to help me with all of this has made me either really sick or made me into a zombie, and I can't afford to be numb right now. When you're the only child of aging parents who are not in very good health, you have to stay on top of your game. But, my doctor, who was not very nice about it, says that I must find ways to reduce stress and calm down. So that being said...

Making a few changes to my SL for a bit. First of all - got unnecessary drama? Move along. I don't have time for SL drama queens & kings right now. :) I know some of you love it, you search for it, you get off on it. I don't. If you feel it necessary to create mess for others and for yourself, go play a real game where you can shoot people and level up or whatever. I won't have it in my life, or around the people I care for. My SL is for fun and to escape for a bit. End of discussion.

Second, and this isn't something I've talked to Cen about yet, but I think I need to put a hold on the Hump Day parties for a bit. Not that it was ever truly stressful, but you know how it is. There are some Wednesdays when I'd like to go out in RL, or hang out in SL and shop or something. If someone would like to take over the Hump Day parties for a little while, that would be great! I'm not saying I won't get the itch to throw a party here and there, but for now, I need to postpone them at least until the beginning of the year. The holidays are so frantic anyway.

And lastly, this blog. I want to get back to blogging just random, off the wall, crazy stuff that I do or see in SL. I like doing reviews for stuff, so I'd like to do that more. I appreciate those of you who have stuck by me even through this pretty much emo month. I know a lot of you don't know me in any other way other than this blog, and maybe plurk, so you don't know everything that I've been going through, so the fact that you've stuck around means so much to me. :)

I guess that's it for now. Hope I didn't offend anyone, but I guess if I did, you'll stop reading now, right? :)

9 comments:

Tymmerie Thorne said...

I really applaud you for taking the steps you need to take care of YOU. It can take real strength to say no and put up some boundaries so that you can take care of yourself. If there is anything I can do to help you out just ask. **Hugs**

Terri Zhangsun said...

Defintly take care of yourself first in RL! RL comes first and SL should be for fun and escapism (sp?). Thank you for sharing with us and letting us know how you are doing!
Sending *hugs* your way!

CeN said...

You don't have to talk to me about it princess, you know we're always on the same page.

I've been thinking maybe we should make them a monthly thing because once a week seems to be coming around a bit too quickly lately.

In any case, that should be the least of your concerns.

I do hope you go back to doing reviews because obviously it's NOT my strength :P

Natasha Burke said...

Everyone said what I would of said. I hope you get better and stress free soon. *hugs*

As always I am here if you need anything. =) <3

Dyami Jameson said...

I'm glad that you're taking steps to take care of YOU Alicia. None of the other SL stuff matters. You've got plenty of people here to lean on if you need us.

Elora Henig said...

Everyone is so good at articulating what I would have said.
*copy paste*
Natasha's words, it would have been my sentiments exactly. *plus extra hugs*

[ponders if anything else is needed]...
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nope.

Sehra Kauffman said...

I like my Ali happy, so i say the changes are a good thing!

Hugs!

Casandra Shilova said...

You do have to take care of yourself so that you can be there for the people in RL that count on you. Try to relax as much as possible, and find a way to pamper yourself every so often too. It can be as simple as a favorite beverage or an activity that you really enjoy - let yourself soak up your surroundings and let cares drop away for a little while.

*hugs*

Lilla said...

I wish you good health, Ali. It's a BIG responsibility having to take care of your folks and you don't need to burden yourself with SL responsibilities too and be doubly stressfull.~HUGS~