5 Things I Learned the Hard Way

5 Things I Learned the Hard Way

As I sit here, I’m thinking about all the times in my life that I’ve learned lessons. Sometimes you learn something because of the experience of someone else or just by reading. That poor stick man has taught me plenty of things, since he’s in peril wherever I go. You’d think he’d learn that the floor is slippery when wet or that he could fall if he climbs on something. But, that’s a whole different story! I’ve had to learn things the hard way to really grasp what could happen. So here goes, 5 things I’ve learned the hard way!

1) When a road sign says ‘No Exit’ it means there’s no exit’. Not a good thing to learn while driving an 18 wheeler.

2) If a cow doesn’t want her newborn calf touched, don’t touch it! The cow can run faster mad than I can scared.

3) When using an electric hedge trimmer, do not insert finger in the blade, it can cut, fingernail and all.

4) There’s a difference between a cat and a skunk, when you spot movement at your feet and it’s pitch black outside, don’t say, ‘Hi Gus’, and nudge him out of the way with your foot, unless you’re sure it’s your cat ‘Gus’ and not a skunk.

5) If a guy seems like a jerk when he’s your boyfriend, don’t marry him. He’ll be a jerk when he’s your husband, too! I should have listened to my gut!

Those are five things I’ve learned, by living through them. The scars are all faded now, well except for my finger, from the hedge trimmer incident! That still hurts, but it’s only been 4 days! 😀

And now, how bout some Second Life fashion!

I’ll start off with the ‘Delicate Tattoo’ from Queen of Ink. It’s truly delicate and so well placed, perfectly drawing the eye to nice shoulders and dècolletage. It’s compatible with the Maitreya, SLink and TMP mesh bodies as well as mesh bodies that are Omega enabled. There’s also system layers for the classic avatars. It comes with 2 ink tones, I’m wearing the 50% option. The ‘Delicate Tattoo’ can be found, for a few more days, at the July round of The Chapter Four, and it’s in the Hidden Room. So when you land at TCF just walk slowly backwards and let yourself free fall! 😀

Also in the Hidden Room at The Chapter Four is the Basement backdrop from Isuka. It has a land impact of 14 and is perfect for a grungy type atmosphere. The pop and ice machines are not part of it, but there is piping and the power box, along with some signage that is. It’s nice to be able to set up a great photo area right at home, where the lag is low and the rezzing is easy.

The ‘Sunset Shadow’ is a new release from Veechi and it’s available at the newly opened round of ~uber~. It’s Catwa(seen here) and Lelutka mesh head compatible and the pack contains nine colours, all vibrant and summery.

The ‘Juliet’ top from Scandalize is a cool and cute little top perfect for days like today, hot and sunny! It’s fitted for the SLink, Maitreya(seen here), and Belleza mesh bodies and comes in oodles of colours, or a fatpack to mix and match three different areas.

The ‘SHIRABE’ hair from Argrace is one of my faves. Short and perky = perfect for me.

My eyes are one of the ten colours in the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide.

You can see just a small part of my nails, but take my word for them being cute. They’re from the ‘Heart Hole,black’ nail applier set from PIAD. They’re SLink and Maitreya compatible.

The ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada looks simply divine on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose I’m using is from the ‘Avant Garde’ male pack of poses from XXY.

The pop and ice machines are both from 7 Emporium. The Ice machine is at the current round of ~uber~ and the Pop Machine is at the main store. Both are fully animated, the Pop Machine has eight animations and the Ice Machine has singles, couples and an adult version, too.

Author: Liz

Just a simple country girl living a Second Life.

4 thoughts on “5 Things I Learned the Hard Way”

    1. Thanks so much, Sasy! An injury is never a good thing, but boy…they do make for good stories and with the many scars I have I could write a book. The finger is healing really well, it could have been so much worse, so I’m very lucky. 🙂


  1. Oh, sorry about your finger, Liz, – I bet that was painful.
    Well, sometimes I wonder if I’ve learned anything from experience in this world but lol… let’s see.
    1. Never, never ignore an intuition
    2. Approach things with the open mind of a scientist, not with all the ‘isms’ on board (conditionings like racism, sexism and all the rest).
    3. Don’t immediately dismiss something or someone on first impressions
    4. Don’t believe into the myth of romance
    5. Happiness and sadness are two sides of an ever changing coin. It’s best to aim for peace and inner knowledge.
    6. The best relationship is friendship because it’s the least selfish.
    7. Try not to preach before you’ve learned
    8. Forgive yourself and carry on. Tell yourself you wont’ make the same mistake again.
    9. Forgive everyone and forget the bad things, I never believed in therapy for that reason. Talk it over with your friend and then forget it because time fades every hurt and it’s no good bringing it all up again and again.
    10. Seek God, keep knocking on doors until you do, it has to be a heartfelt thing and not something you think you should do or that your parents have told you to do. It’s not in the outside religions either because those are man-made on the whole, its an individual journey towards an improved inner state. With that improvement everything changes for the better.

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