There comes a time in every Second Lifer when your just not wanting to go into the virtual world. There are all sorts of reasons for that and in this blog I will name some that I know of and of course I am sure there are plenty more.
Real life gets busy:
All of us has a rea life. The saying real life comes first is a given but sometimes we just get to a point where we think about going on the virtual world and can think of other things to do or maybe it is the evening and you have had a long day and just have no energy to sit up at a computer and put headphones on and start another life called Second Life. Remember most go on there and have things they are doing or people wanting you to come over and listen to their music while they are DJing or maybe just stand around talking. Sometimes you feel like your just not wanting to engage.
You Health is not what it use to be:
We all are getting older. Yes, all of us. As we get older different things come up. Maybe our eye sight is not so good or maybe or back is killing us from years of using it more then we should have. Some of us have had surgery or are waiting due to the Coronavirus to have the surgery and then there are some that just menially are drained as we all know Second Life is mostly a social place where people come together to talk. For me a tiny bit of all of that so far but mostly I have Tinnitus. What that is for those who have never heard of it is a constant ringing in my ears. Some from of course loud music and wearing headphones most of my life and some is stress related and depression that seems to make it worse. Of course some is genetic but however you want to look at it the ringing gets louder the more I wear the headset. I do go to a ear doctor heck I go to a head doctor but there is no cure. I have had it for over five years but it seems to be getting worse in the last months and no shock to me the doctor says my hearing is fine but my stress level is up just like everyone else due to this Coronavirus and being stuck not doing the things I use to do over a year ago. I have recently quit working as a hostess because I have to listen to the music and my DJ and by the time it is over and I jump off line to go to bed my ringing is just kicking my butt to the point I can’t sleep. Another thing that has had me leave SL behind more and more.
Second Life has changed:
I use to be in all sorts of groups with all sorts of adventures with all sorts of people. Those groups have gotten smaller and smaller in fact I am no longer a part of most of them. People have had disagreements and left and some have left Second Life. Some groups just got boring and of course some of the leaders had to leave due to real life. I know the only way to fix that is to go out there looking and checking out other groups but I have been in this world over 13 years and it is much harder to find new groups that I have not done then find ones a lot like what I am no longer in and was bored with so left.
Families have broken up:
Yes, this happens in Second Life. People get involved in other things, people fight and leave and sometimes people left Second Life all together for many reasons. I use to have over 50 people in my family now I have just a handful. It is a fact of Second Life and the changes in the real life world we live in today. Change is a simple part of life.
Our likes change:
I use to love to go to clubs or hang out on a land just talking. Now it is not the same. The people really are just standing around no one really communicating.
We change: I find my way of seeing the virtual world so different now. As I said I have been in there a lot of years and finding new things to do is a lot harder when you have already done so many things. I find myself missing many of my good friends and family that moved on to something else or maybe they just got busy in their real lives. Finding things to do is a lot harder to do. Sometimes I felt like people were waiting for me to decide what we would do like when they IM me asking what am I doing? If I say something like cleaning my inventory they don’t come back with saying they are doing something fun and did I want to come to. Which makes me think I am not the only one looking for new things.
In conclusion I still do think Second Life is an amazing place. It has taught me so much. I do still go on a couple times a week. I am very much still with my partner and we still talk in real life every day and enjoy each other in Second Life and in other games we have gotten involved in on Steam and such.
I look forward with all the new in the place on graphics and Bom that soon there will be new in adventures and things to do. How else do you keep people coming there year after year?
As always Thanks for reading