I’m a dreamer but this isn’t my dream

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While I was editing this photo, my daughter walked in and gave me the best compliment ever. She said, “Why are you editing a picture of that woman?” It made me smile because she didn’t realize it was my avatar. When I zoomed in closer, she could finally see “Lamira’s” familiar face and she was so surprised.

It felt good for a moment for my avatar to be recognized as a real person. I mean, that is the goal isn’t it? We try to give our avatars their own personality and to bring that personality to life in some way. It is a good feeling when we finally bond with them and they become a part of who we are. Now, if I could just have her silky smooth skin and slender thighs. *wink*

-Credits-

Wearing:

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Kendall (FLF Sale)
Eye makeup – Arte – Milano Eyeshadow
Top – Rebel Hope – Janelle – Green @ FaMASHed
Shorts – Erratic – Carrie Denim Shorts
Shoes – Reign – Livi Wedges V2
Necklace – Kibitz – Melanie Necklace

Decor:

House – Trompe Loeil – Chiara Pool Pavilion
Bench – Fancy Decor – Davis Bench
(I used the pose that came with the bench cos it’s a great pose!)
Hanging Plant – What Next – Wall Hanging Plant #1
Potted Plants – The Artist Shed – Country Planter (Milk Can)
The Artist Shed – Country Planter (Bushel Basket)

Bloom Where You Are Planted.

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Anyone who knows me “well”, knows that I am a free spirit. I am one of those people who would sail around on a dandelion, floating from one amazing place to another if I could. This can be a wonderful trait because your always being exposed to brand new people and experiences, but at the same time it can also be a harmful trait as well. I’ve spent the past year in another place, a place I thought I needed to be. I wanted a change of pace, a change of scenery, a change of…well…everything.

But, in this past year, I learned an important lesson, about wanting to find bigger, better, more adventurous things. Nothing is ever really gained by never planting firm roots somewhere. To a person like me, sometimes roots can feel like a nuisance, like a binding that tries to hold me in a place that I do not want to be. But actually,  roots keep us grounded, they keep us humble, and they remind us, of what stability really means. So, instead of trying to find that imaginary, perfect place that will make me feel most alive, a place I am pretty sure I’ve conjured up in my head….I am simply going to enjoy being me, Lamira Sangio, where my SL journey began in 5 years ago, and I am going to bloom right here where I am planted.

Credits

Wearing:
Hair – Truth – Kare – May Group Gift
Top – erratic – Aida –  Yellow @ Collabor88
Shorts – erratic – Carrie – Denim Shorts – White @ Collabor88
Necklace – Kibitz – Round Choker – Gold

Landscaping:
Flowers – Little Branch – B_Bouton d’or Yellow
Flowers – Heart – Wildflowers – Buttercups @ FaMESHed
Ivy – Eli Baily -Ivy

Special Thanks to Foxcity for the inspiration for this photo! Her’s is MUCH better than mine but I learned things and had fun 🙂