Opportunity Knocked

Opportunity
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I’ve been kind of lax the last few days (ok, weeks) about posting here, other than my LOTD posts.

Partly because I haven’t had much to say (shocker, right?!), and partly because RL has been taking up more of my time.

I think (hope) that things are on an even keel now, so I can settle in and start working.

For the last month or so I’ve been working on a few different projects, and yesterday I had a few more opportunities present themselves.

I love it when the universe works like that for me – you dig in and start working on things you need and suddenly opportunities you hadn’t expected appear. 😀

So while it may look like I haven’t been busy, I have!

One of my recent projects was to open a new blog about one of my favorite things in SL – Shoes!!

If you like shoes, or love shoes, or think of them as your children, this is the blog for you. 😛

Check it out here – I ❤ Shoes SL.

I’m currently working on a page of listings with the names/SLURLS/websites of shoe stores, so if you have a favorite I should include, please let me know.

I have noticed that there aren’t a lot of offerings for guys in the shoe department (or elsewhere), so guys, if you have a favorite store – tell me!

I recently joined an SL book club (hallelujah!) and I had an amazing time talking with other SLers about one of my other favorite things – books.

With all my new projects, time management has become a real challenge.

My inner list-maker/to-do writer is screaming with joy. 😛

I have blog posts to write, photos to take, books to read, events to check out, and a house that needs cleaned.

What to do first? 😀

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New Look

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Well, I did it!

I finally took the plunge and changed the theme of my blog.

I really loved the old theme, especially the fonts and the colors, but the layout just didn’t work sometimes.

It was an older theme and didn’t have some of the bells and whistles I wanted.

C’est la vie – progress (and technology) marches ever forward, yes?

There are some things about the new theme I’m debating changing – I’m not thrilled with some of the font choices, but I’m not sure if I dislike them enough to shell out $ to change them.

So, I’ll live with it for now.

I’m not even sure how much of a difference it actually makes for some readers – so much of the layout is unseen on a phone or tablet versus what I see on my PC.

But I’m happy with the change – it feels good. 🙂

Now that the blog is under control, I can concentrate on some other projects (RL and SL).

I have research to do, blog posts to write, pictures to take – it never ends.

I love being busy, though – I do my best work under pressure.

And great news yesterday – Nai has been so busy that his ‘365’ inspiration idea took a hiatus.

It’s back, albeit in a different form, and I can’t wait to get started with some of the ideas!

Thinking Positive

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I’ve been talking the last few days about feeling indecisive and directionless.

I still am, but I have decided to approach everything with a positive attitude.

I may not know where I am going, but at least I can enjoy getting there.

The next few days will be busy for me, so I am really challenging myself to stay on target with what I want to accomplish.

So far, so good. 🙂

Projects ahead of me at the moment:

  • Consolidating land/holdings in SL – possibly moving ??
  • Opening a photography business in SL – eek!
  • Working on getting my SL blog syndicated
  • Streamlining my SL workflow  – social media, photos, blogging, etc.
  • Figuring out how to self-publish a book (if you have any info/tips – throw ’em at me!)
  • Working on my next book
  • Learning more about Photoshop
  • Continue working through the black hole I call inventory 🙂

As you can see, I have lots of projects.

I’m going to have to get used to more mobile working, I think.

I have a smartphone and an iPad, so I’m hoping I can make more use of them to get things done while I’m out and about (say, like waiting two hours between kids’ sporting events).

I always think I don’t have enough time, but I am trying to change my attitude about that as well.

I have a sign on my desk that reminds me that I have exactly the same number of hours in a day as everyone else.

Learning to use them wisely – now that’s a challenge!