I've been writing this post for a while now. I have about 5 different draft versions but none of them really accomplish what I need them to. You'll have to hang in there if I get off course or ramble.
When I started SL 5.5 years ago things were SO different. Or at least maybe they just feel that way. I've realized for the better part of the past year I've been hanging onto something that doesn't really exist anymore.
I've written this part here a million times over and I always seem to run on and on or tell stories so I'll say it flat out.
It's time for me to cut the apron strings of Second Life.
It's just time.
I have been and learned so many amazing things during my time in the virtual world. I've met amazing people, learned new skills and had the time of my life. I can credit Second Life to leading me to the love of my life. It helped me learn to ease out of my shell and reach for things I never even dreamt were possible. It's been an amazing experience.
As much as I love being here I can't keep holding on. As I said when I started this, so much has changed. I've watched beloved friends walk away, watched favorite places close- it's hard. After a while you start to wonder why you bother to meet people when they all seem to move on. For me Second Life eased me through the deaths of 2 amazing people in my Real Life. I had a support system that I needed so badly.
I won't be going immediately- I want to make that clear! I'm hoping to use the next few months as an easing out process. When I realized that so much in my RL was changing, SL was put on a back burner. Like so many others before me, it's time to focus on the real world.
My premium account will run until the end of October. I decided I might as well finish out my one and only year of premium membership! You'll see me on a lot less. In the past month my logins have become less frequent and much less long. At this point I've been logging on long enough to get messages, unsubscribe from notices and deal with my land holdings.
[Blossom] will remain open during this fade out phase. Customer Service will remain intact. I won't however be adding to the current collection like I had anticipated. I've loved this store so much. It became an outlet for me. I've loved experimenting and creating new items! It's been amazing. I can still remember the months before I officially opened! The excitement I felt that I would be sharing my ideas wit the world. The only flaw in my plan is that there have been so many before and after me, and so many who have done better. I've never been good at it, but I've had a damn good time.
As for this blog, I plan to stick around for at least a few more months too, if not until the membership is up. We'll see how it goes. As with not logging on as frequently, my blogs and fashion posts will become less. I hope to still participate in Monday Meme's and such!
Anyway, I just wanted you all to know what was going on. I hope you will stick around while I am still here! I have treasured you all so very much. Just knowing someone is out there connecting and reading along will me has been so amazing! I love you all and thank you for your support over the years. It's been a trip!
It's time for Khloe to throw in the towel.