2008 has been quite a year. It's been a year of surprises, revelations, lessons and friendship. This year I learned a lot about myself..a lot about the people around me and a lot about human beings on a whole.
You see, I learned that I could grow so attached to a friend so much that losing them could break my heart. I learned that stepping out on my own wasn't as scary as I thought it could be. I learned that you CAN always go home. I learned that when you're down and out, you're never really as alone as you think you are.
Life's funny like that. What you think you know, what you know, and what things really are..we'll they're never the same thing.
Things have changed a lot in my SL in the last two months.
Somewhere down the line I stopped playing Barbie like I did before. I got super serious and caught up. And it stopped being fun.
And one day, I walked away from it. And I'm not sorry.
And these last few weeks in SL..they've been a blast. Wandering and shopping and just chit chatting. Getting back to my roots.
I had a great time in 2008 - don't get me wrong. My best memories are from the Bee Hive where I started working. The Relay for Life event we hosted was out of this world. A WEEK of sick events. LOL. We raised money for RFL..for the MS Society..for the Breast Cancer Network of Strength. And those moments..the good that I think I've done..well that's the highlight of my SL right there. Being able to say I did something to make a difference.
Moo and I are back to being best friends. Not attached at the hip like before, just chilled and having fun. This year was some ride. We moved too many times for me to count! We had a perfect home, a huge home, a not so perfect home, oy! :) And to think..it all started with us sleeping on the couch at Hot Rocks one night.
This year brought the closing of the Bee Hive, the closing, opening and closing of Sporks, Blissful Productions, the Sweet Escape Bakery, the Savoy, the Bistro, the WJBC. Goodness.
I've made some new friends, lost some old ones and strengthened friendships.
It's hard to cram a year into one post. Hard to convey how much everyone and everything in SL has meant to me.
And while RL has stolen me back a lot, I'm still around - just the Ever-AFK Wench that I am. :)
I'm sure I'll blog again before the New Year, but here's my tribute to an amazing year.
Thank you all for making it so great..and for sticking it out with me.
Cheers to 2009. May she be bigger and better!