A friend of mine has been commenting on her lack of time in SL lately. She’s logging in, but not staying long. At one level she is concerned – she has loved SL and it has been a major part of her life and she has been a major part of SL for many. Of course she’s getting many responses to her comments, ranging from “well of course, you’ve been there a long time, your time is done” to “get back in there and find all the joy and creativity that exists”. Like many, or maybe most things, I don’t think it’s black or white – it’s a spectrum of grays. There are many reasons why someone with an active, healthy SL experience might be scaling back the time spent there. It may presage “the end”, but I think “the end” simply happens, without comment.

I have been on a slight hiatus as well. I still love SL, love my friends, have a list of places I plan to visit when I get back. But my physical manifestation is undergoing a severe energy depletion. There is only so much energy available, whether I want to do fun things or attend to obligations. When it’s gone, it’s gone. So I have cut back my time in SL in the interest of self-preservation.

So, my dear friend, try not to fret too much. There is a lot going on in YOUR life. Everything and everyone for whom you care is still here, caring for you. You will be back when you are back. To paraphrase Aragorn: A day may come when the interest in avatars fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. *grin*

3 Responses to “Hiatus”

  1. 1 Krissy Muggleston March 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    It’s bitter-sweet, isn’t it? I fell away about nine months ago. I could have written your post, I felt so similar. It’s like breaking off a relationship that’s going nowhere. I miss some key people, but I stopped feeling engaged in the environment. šŸ˜¦ I’m happy now, I’ve gotten over the sadness – still miss the friends but I don’t miss the world. Maybe someday I’ll go back. But only if it feels right. Stay in touch, lady – follow your heart’s desire; after all it’s your free time! That’s a valuable commodity! Hugs!

  2. 2 ahuva18 March 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

    KRISSY!!!!!!!! *HUGS* I’m so happy to hear from you!!! You are missed. Stop in some time and let’s chat and catch up. Be well. *HUG*

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