Posted by Raza Lane
I have been under a lot of stress and pressure in real life lately and I have been trying to find more positive and healthy long term ways of coping with pressure and stress in life than the traditional way I dealt with it in the past, which was to suppress my feelings and push them deep inside my unconscious mind, where they have sweltered for the past 33 years, and then mask how I felt in the real world. The last few years of trying to open up to understand who I really am and what I really feel and think and want from life, and not live other people’s vision of my life should be, have been hard but a fascinating journey. Though I have not had much time to spare for exploring myself and the creativity of other’s in Second Life, whenever I do go there it does help me on my journey to find out who I truly am and what truly stimulates me and energizes me.
A good example of this is what happened today. I was surrounded by real life mess and paperwork in my study at home and I’ve been exhausted from al the pressures of real life with all it’s real life issues such as money, relationships, things always breaking at home! I should have been working but I logged into Second Life, and after crashing a few time SL finally managed to find a SIM that accepted me! That became too laggy so I thought I’d finally go and buy the new male hair I desperately needed, after a freak and seemingly irreversible accident with my original hair.