Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm Back, Baby!!

Yeah, I know. You'll believe it when you see it. My last return was one post. I get your skepticism, and I personally share it.

But, for today, I am blogging. I've decided to make some changes in my life. I've not blogged about it, but I've been obsessively playing World Of Warcraft, which has led to much less time in Second Life and some shirking of RL obligations, as well. I've been in a total holding pattern in my life, except for the leveling of multiple characters in WoW. As a person in recovery, still possessing very addictive behavior patterns, this is not abnormal, for me or others like me. The only problem arises when I fail to recognize and deal with it in a timely basis.

So, I am here and I have not played WoW yet today. What I did do was wake up, have some water first (my caffeine addiction is kicking in again,) and then had some coffee. I actually went outside and drank some with the dogs. Then I came inside and actually did a short yoga session and meditated! I know! It's shocking! And now I'm blogging? The world may very well be in shock from my behavior today.

I'm actually overwhelmed at what I need to do to catch up in my life right now, but really, when I simplify things, I just need to do a few things each day and within a month, change will be noticeable.

One thing will be changing here. I am going to add another blog for now. The new one will replace my old blog. I will use this blog for only SL posts, so likely most of my blogging will be on the other new blog. I first have to find the perfect title for it. Much of what I will write about will be spiritual matters. I will also be posting more on my Savoy blog. I will be writing more about music and jazz and musicians and the Savoy itself. I would like to see my career manifest itself in music and jazz, so that is a logical and important step for me.

Anyway, I have to take care of some things in RL now, so I will leave you with this. I thank all of you who are my friends, for just being you and staying with me. I've been a bit of a recluse from SL lately. It's a combination of things, including WoW obsession, being burnt out in SL, and just plain isolating, which is an addicts best (unhelpful) friend. I am, however, moving forward again, and we'll see where this takes me. Take care.


Parker said...

Okay, I passed out and hit my head on the table. I finally got the blood to stop gushing and my head to wrap around the thought of you blogging. OH MY GOSH!!! It's about time you dust off the blog.

Seriously, SL is an addiction. I am in less as I force myself to stay out and try to do other things. I am now addicted to backgammon and pool on my Hoyle Boardgames. I am happy for any interaction though (in SL or out of) with those I have grown close to over the past two and a half years. Welcome back to the wonderful world of blog.

Yordie Sands said...

Hi Crighton... geez, I had pulled this blog from my blog list when you hadn't posted in over 3 months. I thought you'd given up on this blog but it sounds like you want to refocus this blog on just SL stuff, and that makes so much sense.

I tried WoW myself a few months ago, but I think that game is totally for guys. hehe. I mean, running around shooting everything that mose is just not ladylike.

Don't be hard on yourself, Cri. I think a lot of us have trouble balancing our RL and virtual world obligations. And if you've been in SL as long as we have and you haven't gotten burned out a few times, then... what's wrong with you. hehe

Nothing but hugs and kisses for you. And thanks one more time for the fantastic job as MC for the auction.