Did you ever love something so much that you became kind of obsessed...it was all you wanted to do...and then you took on way too much and started to over commit and the fun thing that you loved so much began to feel like work? You started to feel guilty because you couldn't commit to all the things that other people including the folks at home wanted you to do and taking time to build something cool for yourself seems like you were doing something wrong? Welcome to my world.
When I first joined the SL community in 2008, I decided that I would stay as long as I was having fun. When I joined InWorldz in late 2009, that thinking still held true. However since March of this year, I have been wrestling with this and have decided that I am not having fun in my virtual worlds. I have since revised my thinking on quitting. I'm not having as much fun, but I am not going to quit . I realized that I have invested too much time and energy , not to mention money in my virtual existence to quit right now.
As of last week, I decided that will be doing do what I want to do as long as I am am having fun doing it. During the summer, I will be enjoying myself in the great outdoors and dropping in to my worlds when I feel like it. There will be no fixed schedule and I won't let myself feel bad about it. I may try to learn some bells and whistles of my new Photoshop program, I may even try to figure out how to customize my sim on a stick. I may or may not work on a very neglected Mooville. I don't know yet, what I do know is ...what ever I do chose to do, I will be having fun while doing it and who knows, I might even blog about it.