It’s Okay (an Epiphany Over Coffee)

It's Okay (an Epiphany Over Coffee)

So I am having my afternoon coffee and trying to relax and finish this blog before my timer runs out.  As I was typing this blog, real life took a bit of an unscheduled hold and I had to place this typing on the back burner.  Thinking I had enough time, I didn’t request a reset and came back in what I thought was enough time to finish.

However, as I was typing this up, I received the notification that one of my sponsored accounts was suspended in Blogotex because of a time-out.  I messaged my sponsor, apologized for the late entry and wished them well, acknowledging that it was my misstep and that I’ll just work on improving my blog so that in the event there is ever another blogger search for them, I can better serve them at a later date.

Let me go back a smidge. September I was away from SL and blogging due to a RL health incident that, while I went into detail publicly on Facebook, I didn’t really go into great detail here.  And since I’ve been home, I’ve been playing catch up and trying to get back to a new normal in my regular flesh and bone life as well as trying to get back into the swing of things in here and I gotta tell you, it’s super hard. I am so behind schedule everywhere it’s ridiculous.

I’ve tried to do so many things since I’ve been back home from my forced hiatus and as much as I would love to pretend that I can handle everything; I can’t. And that’s not to make excuses. I’m missing deadlines left and right, feel like I’m failing miserably in regular day-to-day activities and just wishing that I could get a break somewhere … in either world.

And as I’m sitting here trying to enjoy this cup of coffee, it hit me. We’re not meant to always be able to keep up. And sometimes things will just unravel. It’s not something I like and want to do, but it is something that I’m learning to accept.  I can’t do everything the way I used to.  And that may result in me losing out on things, be they opportunities, sponsorships or even going out to hang with my peeps.  And that’s okay.  Like … that’s the epiphany: it’s okay to fail. It’s okay to not have everything under control.  And it’s okay to let things go when you can’t do them the way you are used to doing them.

So, slowly but surely, I’ll have to dial things back some.  Slowly but surely, I’ll have to say no or say I can’t do things.  And I have to learn to be okay with doing that.  Because this feeling overwhelmed thing is really not where it’s at.  Anyway, time to start looking at what I realistically can do…everywhere.

❤ Kilo

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Background & Additional Information

  • Backdrop: CK Elite Studios ~ At the Park Backdrop Box
  • Pose: K&S – // A minute for coffee // Bento poses
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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Taking a Bite

Taking a Bite

So I was supposed to be meeting a friend for lunch and got a text they were running late; start without them. The smell of Reuben Sandwiches was so overwhelming that I had to try one. No sooner than I start to open my mouth to take a bite, I hear a camera shutter.  I look up and lo and behold…my friend was watching me from across the room and trying to take photos of me on the low.

I mean really?  Taking pictures of me while I eat? How invasive!  Weirdo! 😛

Everyone has their ‘thing’. I guess theirs is watching me eat. smh…

❤ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

  • ☘ Dress: Artizana – Adere (Limited Edition) – Sundress (group gift; L$100 group join)
  • ☘ Boots: [Sheba] Erika Booties (MAITREYA /BELLEZA /SLINK/ TONIC)
  • Hat: rabu. – leather fedora hat // unisex
  • 🌈 Earrings: :: SAGA :: Scarlet Moon Loops w.HUD (no longer avail – In loving memory of Chrissy Morane aka Christel Nillsen…gone too soon)
  • Necklace: MINIMAL – The Double Necklace Silver (former Saturday Sale item)
  • Rings: (Yummy) – Sorceress Ring Set @ Uber

Body & Makeup

  • Hair: Stealthic – Sultry (B&W) (former Collabor88 item)
  • ☘ Eyelashes: LIVIA// Lashes No.8-11 (Omega/Catwa) @ Flora Event
  • Eyes: . MILA . Galaxy Eyes [Catwa/Genus/Mesh] (former Saturday Sale item)
  • ☘ Eyeshadow: *Booty’s Beauty* Mermaid Queen Eyeshadow
  • ☘ Lipstick: LIVIA // Marlee Lips @ The Trunk Show
  • ☘ Nails: LIVIA // Mix It Bento Nails [Ballerina]
  • ☘ Nail Polish: LIVIA // Mix It & Appliers // Accents No.2 [Sept 2019 GG] (free group join)
  • All other body basics not listed can be found here.

Background & Additional Information

  • Backdrop: .::Crystal ::. The Snack Spot // Backdrop (former Saturday Sale item)
  • Pose Props: .::Crystal ::. Reuben Sandwich // Grape Juice [BENTO] (former Saturday Sale item)
  • Pose: GLITTERATI – Barstool – F (not available – heavily modified using AnyPose)
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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That Girl is…

“She comes on like a rose/but everybody knows
She’ll get you in Dutch
You can look but you better not touch…”
~originally sung by the Coasters, remade by The Nylons

That Girl is...

Poison Ivyyyyyy!

That Girl is...

Uma Thurman, eat your heart out. 😉

❤ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

Body & Makeup

  • Hair: TRUTH VIP – Athena (Sept 2017 VIP Gift – L$350 Group Join Fee)
  • Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes Pack
  • Eye Appliers: Privilege Poison Ivy + Prim Eyes + Catwa + Genus
  • Nails: {ZOZ} BENTO Nails v2 (wearing Long Coffin Nails)
  • ☘ Nail Polish: {ZOZ} Mischief Polish (Group Gift; L$198 join fee)
  • ☘ Eye Shadow: Avada~ Evanora Eyeshadow @ Swank Events
  • ☘ Lipstick: LIVIA // Succulent Gloss (Former Makeover Room Item)
  • All other body basics not listed can be found here.

Background & Additional Information

  • Chair: Pink Magic :  Pink Magic – Poison Ivy Floating Chair 5 colors
  • Waterfall & Pool: Wet Inside Designs – Waterfall Oasis Zen Garden
  • Forest: Celtic Myst – Enchanted Forest Patch & Fairy Forest
  • Pose: Handmade using AnyPose (not for sale)
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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Ms. Right Gets Busted

Yeaaaah…that last job didn’t go as planned.

Ms. Right Gets Busted

I guess we’re going to have to Tarantino this thing to see where the plan went wrong.  But in the meantime, cheeeese!

❤ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

  • ☘ Jacket: Cynful Clearly. Blazer – Fatpack @ Collabor88
  • ☘ Tank & Shorts: Cynful Clearly. Top + Bottom – Fatpack @ Collabor88
  • ☘ Collarbone Piercings: Cynful Mina Piercing – Collarbone
  • ☘ Cleavage Piercing: Cynful Mina Piercing – Cleavage
  • ☘ Earrings: Avada~ Vanessa Earrings @ Swank Event
  • ☘ Rings: Avada~ Ilyena Rings (for Maitreya ONLY) (former Swank Event item)

Body & Makeup

  • Hairbase: Unorthodox– Slight Hair Highlight Elite VIP GIFT
  • ☘ Eye Shadow: Avada~ Nova Eyeshadow (former Makeover Room item)
  • Lip Add-on: CATWA HD Lips [Female] GIFT
  • ☘ Lipstick: LIVIA // Sahara Lipstick (former Makeup Room Item)
  • Nails: {ZOZ} BENTO Nails v2 (Fat) (wearing medium coffin)
  • ☘ Nail Polish:{ZOZ} Fall Beauty Polish (3pk) @ Cosmopolitan Sales Event
  • All other body basics not listed can be found here.

Background & Additional Information

  • Mug Shot Backdrop: Intrigue Co. – Free Mugshot Backdrop
  • Pose & Pose Prop: Mercy’s Bowtique Mugshot Pose (slightly modified with AnyPose)
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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Nina, Duke & I Have a Snack

Nina, Duke & I Have a Snack

Nothing like a cool breeze, a good snack, my good dog Duke and the mellow sounds of Miss Nina Simone.  Oh yes…helloooo weekend.

❤ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

  • ☘ Top: Baetik : Ulla : Fatpack (former Sanarae item; comes with matching skirt)
  • Shorts: Addams // Paloma Short w/Laces // FATPACK
  • ☘ Earrings: LIVIA // Asha Earrings @ Designer Showcase
  • Necklace: MINIMAL – ABC Necklace Silver (former Saturday Sale item)
  • Rings: (Yummy) Galaxy Ring Set @ Collabor88
  • ☘ Anklet: [Sheba] Mysti Anklet
  • ☘ Shoes: Baetik : Xiu Sandals : Fatpack (former Curves item)

Body & Makeup

  • Hair: TRUTH VIP Kaijah (VIP group gift; 350L group join fee; past gifts available for sale at 500L to VIP only)
  • Nail Polish: {ZOZ} Colour Shots Lt Polish (3pk) @ Cosmopolitan Sales Event
  • All other body basics not listed can be found here.

Background & Additional Information

  • Backdrop: CEBO backdrop “THE DORMER”
  • Food: :::ChicChica::: Iced Coffee&bagels
  • Record Player: {what next} Bailey Turntable (former Fifty Linden Friday item)
  • Dog: JIAN Legacy Cozy Great Dane Bed (Fifty Linden Friday item)
  • Planter: :[P]:- Summer Night Sky Collection
  • Frames: TBF Mesh Picture Frames
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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