Monday, July 11, 2011

You're my inspiration

There are a lot of changes happening in my Second Life these days. Financial shifts, location changes, basically a lot of upheaval and confusion. Being able to blog something, whether it's read or not has been a great way for me to de-stress and make memories. It seemed fitting to start out the week with a bit of enthusiasm after a long wonky weekend! While I was oozing excited vibes I stumbled upon Harlow Heslop's 'Inspire Challenge'. As i'm clearly new to blogging I haven't done a blogger challenge yet but I've always loved watching everyone else. I figured this one was as good as any to start myself off.

In the category or my blogger inspiration that medal falls to Emerald from Emerald's Eyes. I am probably one of her many huge fans. Her humor and fun attitude has kept me giggling to myself nearly every time I pull up her blog. In many ways I can thank her for putting a smile on my face and making me not feel like a failure if I haven't got the skills of a photo shop whiz. I found her blog on accident and immediately knew I had to keep reading. I know the challenge said to include a picture but as I've never met Emerald I figured I would just simply write about her. SO Emerald, someday when my blog is all grown up I want to be just like you! Keep up the fantastic work. You make me always want to add a fun attitude with a dose of sarcasm to my own pieces! <3

While Emerald is my blog hero I have one more person not associated with blogging to admire. My fantastic boss and friend Jayme Carolina is the entire reason I started writing anything in the first place. If it hadn't been for a classified add and some pushing and shoving I would probably never had the guts to put my words down for everyone to see. After a short time of working with her on the awesomeness that is Pure Magazine in-world Jayme encouraged me to pick up an article called 'The Sartorialist: SL Edition'. At the time I had zero faith in my writing skills. I figured no one would care what I had to say. Obviously I was a nay sayer with no confidence in myself. She supported me even when i half-heartedly joked about how horrible my pieces were and how I would understand if she didn't want to print it. She never once turned me down or made me feel bad about myself. With her confidence in me as my strong arm my own confidence grew. I may not be or may never be an amazing writer but I've come to understand that sometimes heart and determination are more important than 100% skill. It's okay to make mistakes and get frustrated with yourself. After watching her basically run a magazine on her own she  inspired me to put myself out there in not only the magazine but eventually this blog. She's been a mentor, critic, supporter and most of all a fantastic friend. I heart ewe!!!

As you can see we have a lot of silliness. Sometimes laughter is better than anything else. 

1 comment:

Emerald Wynn said...

Oh my GAWD — this made me get TEARY! Thank you so much! Wow, I don't even know what to say.

HUGE HUGS — I've had a horrible, horrible month and your sweet post just made me feel worlds better.