I’ve never done a post like this, but I decided it’s necessary for all the people who will come into my blog, because I’ve never told my story and I want somehow people to know that Second Life isn’t just a game where you spend hours and hours, but it is something more, because behind the avatars, there are real persons, with feelings, and I really hope that with this blog post at least few people will tell their story, what brought them to Second Life, and how they got where they’re, because we’re not just some avatars, we’re humans.
My name is amyalka Resident, In real life I am Ana-Maria, I have 22 years old, and 4 years ago I came to Second Life because my heart was broken, and because of that I wanted a distraction, I wanted to find something new, a new purpose but at the beginning things weren’t that easy. Me in real life I have a bone disease, which makes me be a short person so my height is no more than 130 cm, my disease has changed my life, made me stronger but in the same time made me less social than the rest of the people would love me to be, and 4 years ago, I had my heart broken, after a 2 years of relationship and because I am not such a social person and I am a big fan of games I wanted to try Second Life so I can take my mind off from the problems, from the world and this is how my story starts: When I first walked on Second Life platform, I’ve never thought that I’d do a modelling course, or that I’d be the manager of one of the greatest team from Second Life, when I came in Second Life, I was a total noob, I didn’t know what I’m going to do, what I should do, that’s why after a month or so I left Second Life, even if I just got there, I left it because I felt very boring, like, very, very boring. I didn’t had lindens, I didn’t had clothes, I had nothing, and I was lost and bored, so I left the Second Life. But after a year or close to that I came back, I was determinate to do something, to try it, but this time try it for real, and I started searching myself a job, I looked on the Second Life Community, and there I found an announce from Reign Congrejo, the owner of The Best of Second Life Sim and Magazine, and she was looking for a manager, and I was like.. Ok, that shouldn’t be THAT hard, I should apply, and I did, and my life started from there. It bloom like a flower, I told her that I do not have so much experience in Second Life working, but I had my own real skills and that’s what she needed me to be, use my skills, and beside my skills she taught me a lot of things and I grew up with her, with the entire team behind BOSL and it was really nice, I felt like that’s my family from Second Life, because they were never my bosses or something, they are my family.
But beside this, I wanted to learn more, I wanted to be more, so after few time of saving my lindens I decided to try and apply for a modelling course, Reign Congrejo it’s the owner of Miss Virtual World too beside the BOSL, and because I didn’t really knew what other modelling agency they’re out there, I decided to apply on her modelling agency because where is the best place to be if not around the people you know and you trust, that was like in March or close to that.. When I started this I had no clue of like anything, I was a total mess, I was like a noob but every class from that modelling courses awaken something in me, even if at one point I wanted to drop out, but that was because my real life, back in that month I had to move out from my country to another country at my dad, and I didn’t really knew when I will be moving out so I was pretty stuck in my decision, so I wanted to drop out, but Reign pushed me not to drop out, so I continued my courses, my classes, every day for as much as they were and at the end of the courses, I was pretty amazed that I graduated.
I mean I started in Second Life 4 years and 1 day ago (today I saw that I made 4 years of Second Life on 21.08.2016), I was a total noob, without a clue of what I’m going to do, or what should I do, and after 4 years I ended up being part of a great team, being a model, graduating one of the best Modelling Agencies from Second Life and I made my dreams come true, and I work every day for that dream and I really, really love what I do, everything I do it’s with passion and love, and that’s the key for the success I guess, believe in you, be strong, fight for what you wish for, and work, a lot of work. And even if in real life I am not so social, Second Life has changed me somehow, because now I am not so much afraid of talking with people and making new connections, so no, for me Second Life isn’t just a game where I spend time, it’s much more than that.I know it’s a long post, but this is my blog, and I want it to be like my Second Life/Real Life journal, but not a private journal, but something I can share with you all, so if you want to tell your story and share it with me, I’d be glad to hear it.
C R E D I T S:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 @Maitreya
Head: CATWA HEAD Nicki [Static Head] @Catwa (Static Head)
Skin: BT:Pinky “Catwa Applier” @Boataom
Eyes: MESANGE – Foliage Eyes 1 @Mesange
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ami @Truth
Jewelry Set: The Fair Olivia Set White @Chop Zuey
Shoes: #EMPIRE – Buddleja @#EMPIRE
Pose: IsoMotion – Runway @IsoMotion
Location: The Rains of Castamere