Monday, June 6, 2011

Are we having fun still?

Did you ever love something so much that you became kind of 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.


  1. Im so happy you decided not to quit. Our energy level and interest goes up and down all the time and your are right, you should only be online when u are having fun! And you will again, just dont take on too much!! Huggsssss! *waiting for you* =)

  2. Bebe you do such amazing creations and definitely we all need time out there in nature recharging and having fun! Hope you and your kids have a beautiful summer exploring! Your virtual friends and home away from home will still be here!

    Love and hugs!
    Bou <3

  3. I've always held the "if I'm not having fun, I ain't doing it" theory for VW's. They are our stress relief, our relaxation and our entertainment.

    I always figured that unless the focus was to make money like a job that paid your bills....then it has to be fun and it has to be on your own time constraints. Never anyone else's.

  4. I don't know how some people can do it all. I decided not to try to keep up with the Jones. I am having much more fun now that I took the pressure off of myself.With IW prices , I don't have to focus on "making tier". I can create and build and have fun again. Thanks for your support! :-)