So Very Fortunate

I don’t want to tempt fate, because I’m superstitious enough to know you should NEVER say good things without doing SOMETHING ritual to ward off bad fortune. But I feel that I really must take a moment to say why I can wake up each morning with a smile. First and foremost, I have the most wonderful family and I love them all dearly. I have wonderful friends and community and I am grateful to and appreciate each and everyone of them.

But this post is to say thank you to my co-workers and direct management at my job. They are the best coworkers and friends that you could find in your career. They are the ones who encouraged me to try SL and blogging. My manager gives me the time to volunteer on SL-based projects that do not directly benefit our part of the corporate world, but that do help the corporation as a whole. I am very grateful for that support. It has been wonderful fun (okay, part of the whole tree process was NOT fun 🙂 ). Now it has become more than fun – the work is a complete joy.

I am GARDENING in SL!!!! Yes, that is right. I am landscaping flower beds in preparation for our conference (yay – flowers, not trees!!!). I logged on late last night because I couldn’t resist the lure of digging in the virtual dirt, planting virtual flowers. No broken finger nails, no sore back, no watering, no weeding, no worms!!! 🙂 I am having the most wonderful wonderful time. Who knew?????? And I’m learning about editing items: rotating, position, stretching. This is reviving my interest in building.

I know that there are many many more beautiful places in SL. Obviously I am not a professional nor am I especially artistic. But I am so glad that I “threw myself under the bus” and volunteered for this task. Thanks to the friend who urged me to do so, thanks to my manager who allows me the time and offers support, thanks to all the friends who got me to this point, thanks to my sister who came and spent an hour landscaping alongside me. 🙂 So here it is: my very first SL garden.

Starting point (not MY trees!)

Starting point (not MY trees!)

My very first SL garden

My very first SL garden

5 Responses to “So Very Fortunate”

  1. 1 Bailey Longcloth October 10, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Congrats Ahuva! It’s lovely! There’s nothing like digging in the virtual dirt. 🙂 You go girl!

  2. 2 Krissy Muggleston October 10, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I love how you always find the joy in SL… too often we hear about the pitfalls. And I, for one, am all about the joys. I’ve recently been learning to build also. (after a year and a half).. so if you ever want to meet up in a sandbox, let me know!

  3. 3 Bailey Longcloth October 10, 2008 at 10:10 am

    yay for more people building!!!!

    I was thinking of having a class for people interested in building. Something small and really tailored to what the student wants to learn. More of a mentoring session(lol, from the mentor). I’d do it on my own island.

    Think anyone would be interested?

  4. 4 Krissy Muggleston October 10, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I would be Bailey.. Ping me in-world when you have details. 🙂

  5. 5 ahuva18 October 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Me too Bailey! I just learned about how to group my flowers and how to flip them. 🙂 I’ve been doing each flower one by one by one. The NEXT flower bed is going to use GROUPS!!!!! LOL. I am SO ready to learn!!!

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