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.