grad·u·ate \ˈgra-jooh-ˌwāt\

intransitive verb

1:  to receive an academic degree or diploma
2:  to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one
3:  to change gradually

There are so many places and times in our lives where we pick up, move on, grow…graduate.  I’m still working on my degree and that will be a long time coming.  But I will get there.  But the definitions I like best are both 2 and 3, interchangeably of course.

Our lives are in a constant state of flux. And depending on person and situation…we sometimes get stuck. We get lost and even if there are a million arms trying to reach us to pull us out of the muck, we can’t go until our feet are ready to move forward.  So we remain…frozen and languishing.

Then we have what Michael Keaton called the “Ya See Timmy” moment. “Ya See, Timmy,” as explained by Michael Keaton in the movie Speechless, is that moment in the show and/or story where you learn the lesson; where you see the big picture and it all makes sense…the “ah-ha!” moment, if you will.

Every year, I grow and change; sometimes for better and sometimes, whether I want to or not, for the worst.  But with each of those events, I learn a little something.  This year has brought me quite a few “You see, Timmy” moments; some harder than others, lessons all the same. And I think that in learning those lessons, seeing the bigger picture … I am finally in a place where I feel I’ve been gradually inching to all along.  I’m in a much better place now than I was 2 months ago, over a year ago, 7 years ago and beyond.  And while I’m still on my journey to becoming a better me, I am gradually getting there and mastering new steps as I pass each milestone.  I’ve graduated…and it feels pretty damn good. Well for now anyway… 😉

❤ Miss Kilo
Hair – MINA – Kaya – Black [SLurl]
Earrings – Bracelet / Earring BAMBOO Platinum       -RYCA- [Marketplace]
Shades – Glamistry – Sunglasses [PU2001] [SLurl]
Outfit – [PPD] Beg for it – Black-Pink-White (comes with shoes) [SLurl]
Shoes – Glamistry – ASTER Heels [PF1017] (pink & yellow exclusives coming to the 21event on Tuesday) [SLurl]

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara [SLurl]
Hands & Feet: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual & Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High [SLurl]
*Skin, shape, eyes information: unavailable

Happy Lunar New Year! Look of the Day: 2015-02-19

Spending time with a new friend…isn’t he cute? 😀


Eric the Dolphin is VERY sweet! ^.^

Have a great Thursday, folks! 🙂

❤ Miss Kilo


Hair: MINA – Eva – Black [SLurl]
Earrings: MG – Earrings – Beach Castaway Set [SLurl]
Top: Baiastice_Cabana top-pink [SLurl]
Shorts: The Secret Store – Sailor Hotpants – Milk [Slurl]
Shoes: Pure Poison – Logo  Sandals  for Slink Flat [SLurl]

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara [SLurl]
Hands & Feet: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual & Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High [SLurl]

Tiger and Monkeys and Snakes (oh my)! And shopping (duuuuuuuuuuh)…

So after a week of no net or phone, I was finally able to make it back into SL!  And the first thing I did was go shoooopping (chaching)!  And shop I did. Got myself the Maitreya Mesh Body (so my sister Cherry would stop threatening my life and so I can start making appliers for it for clothes), got muh hur did, new tops from one of my favorite store owners (who made the appliers for this top for Maitreya just recently so still getting it out in the stores y’all) and finally made it to KUSTOM 9 and got these jeans that made me drool!

I'm on a boat!

I’m on a boat!

Right after which, I went exploring at Lick Sim & Set Design. Now if you’re not familiar with Lick, you need to be! She makes wonderful sim and land designs, including the landscaping at my stores inworld.  Photogs, if you’re looking for a place to rez poses so you can take pictures, please do!! This place will let you rez as long as you’re in the group! 😮 The last time I went, it was all done up for winter. So imagine my surprise when I saw this…


When you arrive, you land on this wonderful little pier/hut and are served wonderful drinks. I tried the tropical paradise (served inside a coconut…nummyyyyy!!). After talking to the wonderful sim owner for a bit, I went to explore. My chariot waited for me at the end of the pier and after a quick gulp of the last of my drink off I went with my little monkey Rufus George.



There are little boats stationed in random parts of the forest, snakes in the water and a plethora of monkeys to be sociable with. Rufus George here wasn’t very sociable though. He was hating on all the males today.  Twice I had to pull him away from a snake and then a small group of monkeys for him telling them to Eff off (in sign language no less)…


This did NOT sit well with the monkeys.  So while they chased him, I decided to go ahead and finish exploring the sim, only taking a short moment toward the end to snap a quick picky of my adorbs outfit and talking to the gorgeous Sera Bellic, proprietor of Lick Sim & Set Design.  I tried to snap as much as I could, so I hope you enjoy them. And if you get the chance GO VISIT!!!


C’mon George! Let’s go!


Sera Bellic, Owner and Lead Designer of Lick Sim & Set Design


Monkeys!! Yay!


Rain! Ahhh!!! My huuur!


I hope he doesn’t push the other one in! There’s some snakes in the water.


Elephants off in the distance!


Such marvelous creatures they are! ❤ ❤


Nice snake…leave that there please! 😮


Really, George?? The snake too? smh


I wonder what’s up here?


I am so not messing with this group! They look intimidating!


Awww he blew them a balloon!


Zipline! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!


Mmmmm…fresh bacon sammiches!


Waiting for my ride…


TTFN! Off to my next adventure! 😀


❤ Miss Kilo


Hair: Mina – Bas (Avail at Kustom 9) [SLurl]
Glasses: ..::PD::.. ROCK STAR glasses Boxed RARE [SLurl]
Shirt: {D.o.R.k} Barbara Fairytale [SLurl]
Jeans: Bueno – Skinny Jeans White [SLurl]
Shoes: Glamistry – CALYSTEGIA Heels [PF1009] [SLurl]
Earrings: Part of the MG – Necklace – Handcuff Set [SLurl]

Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara [SLurl]
Hands & Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High & Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Relaxed [SLurl]

Rufus George: Zooby Vervet Monkey [SLurl]

Necklaces & bracelet: gift from daughter. No idea where they come from.

*skin, eyes and shape: unavailable