You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream

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Happy New Year everyone! ♥

It’s the first of January, and I had a really nice calm New Years eve.
A lot of Danish people have the tradition of watching our Queen’s New Years speech, and I am one of them. It’s been a tradition ever since I was a little girl.

This years speech was really good. I have chosen some paragraphs from the speech that I really feel we all should keep in mind, that can apply to most of us!

“These years we are witnessing economic progress in Denmark. Our companies feel it, the Danes feel it and are steaming ahead. Economically, Denmark is doing very well, but we must also take the time to consider what this good fortune is doing for us and doing to us. Is economic progress also translated into social progress?

Our country is becoming richer. But are our lives becoming richer?

Many people experience that the pace of day-to-day life has increased, also more than all can keep up with. There is so much that needs to be done, both at work and during leisure time. Perhaps we create some of the demands ourselves. We do not want to miss out on anything – we want it all, and preferably at the same time.

In our hurry we may become too keen on being in the limelight. It is as if more people say, “look at me” and fewer have an eye for others.

I fear that reflection and consideration may be pushed back and forgotten.

New technology has created altogether new opportunities for contact with others. It is possible to FaceTime with one’s children and grandchildren even though they are on the other side of the globe; it is a source of great joy to all parties.  However, new technology may also result in the contact becoming more impersonal – we are “online” all the time – and we forget that, actually, there is a human being at the other end. It is so easy to write a comment or share a photo on social media that may be offensive and leave deep scars. That sort of thing goes into cyberspace, spreading like swarms of flies.

I find there is a tendency that our way of spending time together becomes more superficial, less attentive. We do not take the time to understand each other and we forget to respect each other and take care of each other.

It also affects our children.”

Our Queen also speaks to children in this speech, which I personally find really lovely. She said:

“There are probably some children who are also watching tonight?

To you I would like to say a few words:

The important thing is not how you look or what you have achieved. But who you are and how you behave towards others – your friends and schoolmates; if you are so busy achieving what is best for yourself all the time, you fail to see how others are doing.  

You need to take the time to notice if a friend is unhappy. There must be time to understand if you have said something that hurts a friend, or you have teased someone too much. It is important to patch things up again then.

This does not apply to children only; we who are adults should also bear it in mind.”

You can read the full speech at The Danish Royal Family webpage – it is definitely worth a read. ♥

Happy-New-Year-2019

NEW! BF. Store – Sonnya set – skirt only @ mainstore.
Kaithleen’s Silk Satin High Heels.
Kaithleen’s Soft Mesh Body Shimmer.
Mossu – Glory Top (9) Red – gacha.
NEW! Truth – Joy – VIP group gift – December2018.

NEW! Amitie – Grand Party Backdrop + pose @ Uber.
NEW! Astralia – Champagne party balloons @ Kustom9.

Solitude matters, and for some people it’s the air they breathe

I had a talk with one of my blogger managers lately, because I feel like I’ve been struggling with my photos, my creativity and inspiration. She suggested that I tried putting myself in a scene, which is very different for me, as I tend to go for the more simplistic photos.

Aside from that I’ve been talking with and also made friends with Rina Edenflower, who thought me a little about how she does shadows and light, also in photoshop, which I am not used to prior to starting to blog, and I loved it. I am always looking to improve how I take photos, but I want to find my OWN style, and I haven’t quite yet, but this photo is definitely a step in the right direction, though very different from what I normally do, so it’s a bit odd for me to look at it and say “I did this photo.”

I am very determined, refuse and also somewhat fear to be a copy of someone else, so it’s very important to me that I take what I learn and apply to my own style (which I still haven’t really narrowed down yet), but I will continue to learn and grow till I find my own style and way that is ME, a style that I can see “me” in, that comes from my heart. ♥

On a different note: Stay tuned, because there will be a little surprise from me very soon. ♥

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Credits:

Outfit:

Blueberry – Aria – Button Up Top.
Blueberry – Aria – Stylized Pants.
MINA Hair – Hazel @ Uber.
[VALE KOER] Tactical Flip Boots.

Pose:

Amitie – The Traveler @ Shiny Shabby.

Decor:

Birdy – Little Lodge – Mossy – RARE (gacha).
:CP: Autumn Picnic Flask.
Foxwood ~ Delilah ~ Spaniel Resting @ Tannenbaum.
O.M.E.N – Summer Time – Deli Sandwich.
REIGN.- FALL VIBES TRAVELER BAG – SIGHT SEE’R #8 (gacha).

She wears pain like an invisible cloak. You will never see it except for her eyes. They are blue.

She wears pain like an invisible cloak you will never see it except for her eyes they are blue

Eyes: Avi-Glam – Crystal Eyes @ N21.
Hair: TRUTH / Bloom.
Head: LeLutka head – May.
Jewelry: Cae :: Sylvie :: Collection @ Uber.
Skin: Glam Affair – Aradia @ Access.
Top: Kaithleen’s Open Back Sweater.

A quiet life stimulates the creative mind

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Eyes:
Avi-glam – Crystal eyes @ N21.
Freckles:
Insol: Body & Face freckles.
Hair:
TRUTH / Oksana @ Uber.
Head:
.LeLutka. Simone.
Skin:
[Glam Affair] Morgana – Lelutka @ The Epiphany.
Top:
Erratic / samin – top @ Fifty Linden Friday (Erratic mainstore)

Cigarette smoke & City Lights – a remedy for lonely nights

Lately, I’ve been fortunate enough to take a few photos with Rina Edenflower, and learn from her. It’s something I really enjoy about being a blogger – learning from others, others techniques and apply them to your own work in your own way. It’s truly inspiring to work with other bloggers for me, and most of them are very dear to me today. ♥

It’s something I wish there was more of in SL. I know the blogging competition is fierce, but we all burn for the same thing – taking photos, setting up scenes etc., so why not do it together more, instead of being so afraid to share your techniques with others? It’s impossible to make an exact copy of a picture, there will always be differences. I feel that a lot of bloggers keep to themselves, refuse to help newer bloggers and generally help each other out, and isn’t it a shame?

Friendships happen when you do, so hop off your platform, contact bloggers and ask them for a collab. ♥ My IMs are always open. ♥

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See Rina’s credits here. ♥

Outfit:

Dead Dollz – Emma Dress @ Uber.
Truth Hair / Aislin.

Pose & Backdrop:

FOXCITY. City Life Bento Pose Set @ Uber.
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – City Life @ Uber.
Wine Glass: Bazar – Red Wine (Forest Dining Set).

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You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about

Vanilla Bae and Beauty Factory have collaborated on this cute late-summer set with cardigan and shirt from Vanilla Bae and Shorts and shorts from Beauty Factory – perfect for warmer fall evenings. ♥

You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about

Credits:

.BF. Marie Jeans 6 @ FaMESHed.
.BF. Marrie Leg Chain Silver @ FaMESHed.
*VB * Holly Cardigan @ FaMESHed.
*VB * Holly Shirt @ FaMESHed.
TRUTH / Aislin @ Uber.

Pose:

Foxcity – Cozy Bento Pose Set @ Uber.

Swing:

Soy. Swing (from Soy. Tree Hut) @ mainstore.