My rez day is nearly here. I’ll be one. It doesn’t seem possible. I feel as if I have been here much longer than that. I feel as if I am still a total noob, trying to figure out how the heck to use my camera. Oh wait. I still CAN’T cam properly. 🙂 A year. It’s nearly a year. My life has changed so completely. Hard to believe that a mere 365 days ago, I’d never heard of SecondLife. I’d have laughed if you’d told me I’d be spending every waking moment logged into a virtual world. I’d have laughed even harder had you told me that I was going to be proselytizing at my job to convert my management and coworkers to my new “vision”. Blogging???? Get Real. One year.
I don’t know what to do. I LOVE parties. I love throwing parties in RL. *grin* I will put my Superbowl party up against ANYONE’s. That is ONE heck of a party. I do pretty good monthly summer barbecues and my second-night seder plays to a full house. 🙂 I LOVE entertaining and feeding people. I had a wonderful time last December throwing a SL thank-you party for Bailey and Shenlei (who actually ended up doing all the work for that party, but hey, that’s a DIFFERENT post).
On the other hand, I never really celebrate my birthday. I’m not sure why. Maybe because I was born in the summer. When you are very little, that’s not a big deal. Other little kids are around for cupcakes and pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey (yes, that is an ACTUAL recollection). But as you grow older, all your friends go away for the summer – camp, beach houses, travel. No one is around to celebrate. Once I had my son, somehow my birthday seemed irrelevant compared to his. So I really stopped celebrating. I did try to throw myself a large party a few years ago – it seemed a good, timely idea. But personal tragedy intervened and the party never happened. So I am quite reluctant to throw a birthday/rez day party. Somehow it just feels like a “bad” idea.
How do I figure out WHEN to celebrate??? I have friends in every time zone it seems. So you know someone can’t come. I have friends that work weekends and friends that work during the week. so you know someone can’t come. LOL. I know. I should do what I used to do for my son, when he was little. It seemed his birthday used to stretch into a week. Family dinner this night, party that day, celebration in school a different day, religious calendar observance yet another day. *grin* Birthweek.
What do you do? Do you like celebrating your birthday? Do you like celebrating your rez day? Should I have a party? Should I ignore it? It seems way too complicated, too many decisions. Time is ticking……