Who is Gabe and who is Ken?
Well if you have not read any past musings on this blog my OOC person is Ken and my Second Life persona is Gabriel. (Gabe) Now that I've gotten that out of the way, this week I wanted to talk about mixing the two lives together, first and second life. It can be VERY detrimental to your health and sanity but what do I know?
Separating Our Two Lives
A lot of times we begin to bleed the two lives, 1st, and 2nd life together and these can have very serious consequences. I find that sometimes we forget to separate the two. I've met people who have gotten more lost into second life and did not pay bills in their first lives. I've met people who have stayed logged into the grid twenty-four hours a day at a detriment to their own bodies, or people who have lost sleep over the game. Having a balance is key to both having health and enjoying both our lives.
How I Separate Ken and Gabe
Here are some tips I employ to make sure that I have a healthy balance in my life.
- Friendships on the grid are just that. Sometimes people become close and that's just fine, but the majority of folks I know are friends only on Second Life.
- I set boundaries. If I think I'm spending too much time on Grid I'll force myself to take time to make sure I connect with my wife and real life.
- I set financial boundaries. I do not allow myself to overspend on the game.
- If things are getting too stressful I unplug and walk away.
I hope these tips are helpful in making sure you're having both a good 1st and 2nd Life.
This Week In My Second Life - Gabe is a Dad!
Something we've desired for some time is to expand our family in-game. Well, we have finally selected an 18 Yr old daughter. Her name is Charlotte and it's interesting because she is in the hospital right now (in character). I love the role play she is bringing to the family and the new dimension of RP she is adding to the family overall. Working working working, doing many things both for God and for my business. Hiring new real estate staff, and a new assistant. VFM is growing and we can't wait to announce some things in the next few days! We're giving away 12k Linden, and there are only a few more days to enter! Don't sleep on this!a Rafflecopter giveaway
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