At this stage in my life, I am finding that in many ways, less is more. I would rather have less quantity, but more quality. If I don’t love it or use it, then why keep it? One example is I have essentially “staged” my home. I’m anticipating a move in the coming months, so with the exception of a few things that make it still feel like a home, it is very clean and uncluttered, with all excess already packed, or set aside for a yard sale. Less stuff means I spend less time cleaning now, and will have an easier move when the time comes. And now that it is all packed away with only the essentials I truly use, I find I really don’t miss the excess.
Also, after much deliberation, I am letting go of my SL property in favor of a tidy 200 prim skybox. This has been a very difficult decision, as I’ve owned my own property for over 4 years out here, and my SL home is a haven for me. I have come to realize though, that my SL spending is causing me to neglect some important RL budgetting needs. Not to say I won’t shop. My best friend told me I can sniff out a sale like a drug dog sniffs out cocaine. But for the first time, I’m styling on an SL budget, and rising to the challenge of still being able to express my creativity and fashion sense with a healthy respect for priorities. That said, most all of the goodies in these pics are on sale right now. Less is certainly more when it comes to finding a great deal.
I guess lately I have been thinking more long-term than short-term, and more RL than SL. This is actually a healthy shift, I believe, for at times SL has been a diversion, an escape, even an addiction for me. I don’t see me ever giving SL up completely, for it feeds my creativity in so many ways, but there is an opportunity cost to every decision we make. If I want to create the RL future of my dreams, it starts with less attachment to my SL life. Less SL will mean more RL, and in the end, where do I really want to live?
Jacket: Alegra Mesh Moto Jacket Fur- shine by [ZD] at Designer Warehouse
Top: TSADE/Body Cuff – Shi. at Collabor88
Skirt: The V Jessy Skirt – Pure Poison currently having a 50% off sale
Shoes: Lace Up Gladiator Sandals Black – Ison at Collabor88
Hair: Windswept – Clawtooth at Collabor88
Makeup: Simply Gray – Shellac
Nails: Solid Darks Slink Nails – Shellac
Purse: Lola Bag Black – Zenith