A New Life @ Martha’s Vineyard

My friends know I’ve been struggling for a few months; meaning, I haven’t been very happy. But I’ve also been spending some of my time sailing and motoring out on the Blake Sea.

Anyway, on a recent boating journey into the far eastern regions I noticed there’s a northeasterly passage to the New England region. In fact, the entire northeastern region is a network of amazing islands and open water sims. There are also several sims with businesses and entertainment, but most of those islands are residences.

The brilliancy of this region is that it is governed by strong covenants and rules. The result is one of the most beautiful themed regions in Second Life. As I was looked at my charts (sailor talk for maps… hehe), I noticed there were no sims available, but I couldn’t afford a sim anyway, so I didn’t expect to ever live there. Then I notice a new development on a sim called Martha’s Vineyard.

Without gushing with Wows and whoas and way cools (oops, guess I just did gush), I saw at once that this was where I could really start a new second life. So, I bought a plot and am modifying a little cottage right away. And I was also totally surprised to learn that Dreamgirl (the Junkyard girls’ secret society… hehe) Sommer Sheperd was a member of the management team there. Here are some pics of my new home.

Yay! That’s my little cottage and yeah, there’s the Baby tied to my little dock. I pulled the Baby out of the slip at the Junkyard, and now I’ve got the Seabiscuit docked there.
LeLe said I seemed very happy, so here’s a pic of me smiling in front of the cottage. And yeah, I am happy for the first time in a long time. Feels great.
Here’s a pic from inside. This is some furniture I had in storage, but seems to be a good fit for this little cottage. Also, got my Christmas tree up already.
Here’s a pic from the love seat looking out those great wooden doors. What a view, no? Magi said this whole thing is soooo me.
And wow, what a fantastic view out onto the sea! And double wow a hundred times, I can take my boats out and sail away to freedom and adventure.

Much of my past second life has revolved around my Zen garden. And I’ve done a lot of soul searching in these difficult months, asking myself, can I build a new Zen garden? The answer is, I just don’t know but for now, all of my resources are going into my place at Martha’s Vineyard. I also learned that it isn’t smart to make any long term decisions here in Second Life; things just change so much each day.

For now, this is the start of a new life for Yordie Sands. And btw, can you imagine a cooler address, Martha’s Vineyard in Second Life! Is that not cool or what?

Naturally, this isn’t the last I’ll be posting about the New England region. This is a whole new world for me to explore and my sense of wanderlust is calling me to the sea.

About Yordie

I'm a blogger and photographer on WordPress. I'm active on Twitter. I'm a U.S. Air Force veteran. I'm a gamer in Fallout series, Skyrim, and other games, including an avatar in Second Life. I wrote the sci-fi novel, The Temporal Expeditions.
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8 Responses to A New Life @ Martha’s Vineyard

  1. Yordie Sands says:

    hugs Dahlia, and thanks for the 411 on what actually happened to Nantucket. I'll checkout the photos at the link. I'll have to take you out in my speedboat sometime, the Seabiscuit. tc


  2. gypsy tejas says:

    wow gf, please come decorate my new beach house.


  3. Dahlia Sweet says:

    Wow, Yordie! A very BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you for your move to Martha's Vineyard! I have come to the SL New England sims for a couple of years now for both business and pleasure and am very excited to know you are now a resident in one of my very favourite regions! If interested, you can see some photos I've taken of NE and shared in Sudane Erato's Picasa folders for NE residents here: https://picasaweb.google.com/sudanesnewengland?feat=comment_notificationYou will love the NE people and the activities there. Last time I stopped along the shores of Martha's Vineyard, I had collected a group of impromptu skinny dippers with Sommer and Sudane, swimming all the way to MV from Sommer's home on Plum Island. Sailing NE is such a delight in NE and such an easy transit to Blake Sea. You'll probably be seeing me on occasion–boating, ballooning, shopping, art appreciating, or even swimming by–so I'll be looking out for you! If I can rez at your place, I might even leave a house warming gift for you out by your door! Welcome to SL New England!


  4. Yordie Sands says:

    Thanks Gypsy! I thought you'd like it. I sure miss you, feels lonely here in Sandpoint. Hugs


  5. Anonymous says:

    luv your new house — wish I had place like that. And, as usual, your decorating taste is lovely.


  6. Yordie Sands says:

    It was great just sitting and hanging with you the other night, LeLe. Hugs & Luv


  7. This place is you….. a perfect place to call home. hugz


  8. Yordie Sands says:

    For anyone who saw the original post here, ok. I do now the difference between east and west. hahaha. I just had a picture in my mind and didn't think about the direction when I wrote the post. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, sowwy, it's not important.


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