Bloggers Challenge – New Year Meme

So here it is, 10 days into 2014, and I realized I haven’t posted anything here since October of last year after getting a free moment to actually explore. I am glad the holidays are finally over; I have been going nonstop since mid-October of last year. Time to relax and enjoy BOTH lives for a while.

The first post on this blog for this New Year is an appropriate one. I am going to do Strawberry Singh’s New Year’s meme. I enjoy doing her challenges; they are a lot of fun, plus stimulate my creativity.

The Rules: “Meme Instructions: Copy and paste the following question and answers, delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments.”

Kicking off 2014 with my bestie and kitty, Kayle, and one of my daughters, Devy, and a Bear for lil Wat

Kicking off 2014 with my bestie and kitty, Kayle, one of my daughters, Devy, and a Bear for lil Wat

  1. How did you spend New Year’s Eve? I spent this New Years at home with family and friends. My parents had been here since before Thanksgiving, so it was nice to be able to ring in a New Year with them for a change.
  2. Did you keep any new years’ resolutions? This past year, I did keep one of my BIGGEST resolutions. It was to work a little less and enjoy life and family a lot more. I didn’t do it perfectly; I did accomplish it better than most people thought I would be able to.
  3. What was your biggest achievement(s) of the year? My biggest achievement of 2013 was finally dealing with a few demons… ptsd demons… things that used to cause me to not sleep as they would replay over and over in my dreams as if they were real again.
  4. What was the best thing you bought? RL – Hoover floor mate…. Sure it was a replacement for an older one, but it makes my life SO MUCH EASIER!  SL – I would have to say it was my Lola’s tangos AND my slink finger nails… I feel pretty… Oh so pretty… 😛
  5. What do you wish you’d done more of? I wish that I would have said “no” more often to people who wanted more then I can give, especially when they tried to force me into doing something that I really didn’t have time or the energy to do; or that was not good for me in the long run.
  6. What do you wish you’d done less of? Believing people just because I thought they were worth caring about. 2013 was a horrible year for me, I am glad it’s over… turning the page and writing a new, happier chapter to my book of life this year.
  7. What was your favorite movie you watched this year? Favorite movie for 2013 was The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug. (Anyone who knows me had to see that one coming… :P)
  8. What did you do on your birthday this year? I celebrated my birthday a few times this year. My SL family threw me a birthday party; I had a birthday party with RL friends and family on my actual birthday, and had another birthday party with some of my other RL friends.
  9. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned? Sometimes you can love too much that it becomes unhealthy, and you have to make sure the love, respect and trust you give to someone is well placed.
  10. What does 2014 hold for you? I don’t know what the New Year will hold for me yet. I know what I am hopeful about, healthy, happiness, love, and accomplishment. I have a lot of goals for this year.

While 2013 was horrid, there were some good things that occured.  New grand child real life,  2 new daughters and a bunch of grand kids in SL.  I guess when you look at the important things like that, the year isn’t as bad as it seemed.   With that, I am leaving you with a gallery of images of some of the good things about 2013.

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Exploring SL – MadNinjaz

One of my favorite things to do in SL is explore. A lot of sims have come and gone over the years, but ever so often, you find one newer one that just wows you. I found one pretty recently that actually blew me away. I was in awe of the creativity and amount of work that went into making this sim unique and visually appealing…. Mad Ninjaz is the name of the sim, just in case you were wondering. 🙂

I drug my partner in crime, Ace, out and we went exploring. I think we spent about three and a half hours going over every inch of the sim. It’s a good thing he is patient with me because I couldn’t move more then 5 meters before yelling out “WAIT!! I NEED TO GET A PHOTO!”

You can take a look yourself by logging into Second Life and paying Mad Ninjaz a Visit:

The sim next door is called Dragonfly. I plan on exploring it at a later date.

I have posted some snaps that I took while visiting Mad Ninjaz. I posted them WITH OUT any post work, so they are in pure form using the sim’s wind light setting. I did this so you could experience the untouched beauty of the sim. You can either click the link and get to the set OR click on a photo thumb nail below and look through the flickr set gallery.

Mad Ninjaz Set Link

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Mad Ninjaz Sim, a set on Flickr.

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