Strawberry Singh posted a “Monday Meme Challenge” last week (January 5) that encouraged all to put on a smile and create a yearbook pic. I’m really not a fan of smiling avatars in Second Life and only rarely try but I decided… why not?
We have so many things to smile about as a new year kicks in and perhaps we should project those smiles in the virtual world too. 2015 will bring about interesting change for me. I will be making a real life move sometime in February to be close to family. This will be a very welcome change as I will also be exiting the cold damp winter and shoveling snow. While I do look forward to it, there are lots of things that make me nervous like when I graduated from high school… I was headed out as an exchange student to Australia and well that was a big change. An exciting one but still something that made me nervous. This time, it is bit different. The nerves are derived from excitement and fear about moving away from home or being far away from the familiar. This time those nerves surround my work. I am blessed that I will still be working for the same manager, in the same division and doing basically the same thing… just in a remote situation. The nerves come in when I start wondering how it will work; will my manager feel that I am more easily expendable; will I feel totally disconnected? I’ve discussed these with my boss and my plan is to work in an office a few days a week and from home the other days. This will at least provide connection with people, even though it won’t be my staff or my direct peers. Working in the office also gives me the opportunity to network in case my manager does decide that my position is no longer needed in his division. At least I would possibly know someone who knows someone who has a position available if I work from the office most of the time. All in all though, moving will be good. I might not be in Second Life as much because obligations will change, but I will still be here.
Skin: -Glam Affair – Sia II – Jamaica tone – 01 D (The Chapter Four)
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Field
Lashes: ::BB:: Mesh Lashes V.01 (minimalist black)
Hair: MINA Hair – Selenia (no materials) (The Arcade) @
Earrings: MG – Earrings – Valencia Cross
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.0
Sweater: Mikunch lame-sweater with antique blouse short
Smile: [PXL] OpenMouth PRO Teeth v2.0 with braces
Pose: Izzie’s Headshot Poses
Animation: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0