And what is the good second life?
It’s been hard for me to re-engage in my second life since my journey, or more correctly, my human’s journey.
The trip to our new home was a journey of discovery. There was that whole The Hitcher thing I wrote about in iRez, and it was a revelation in itself. I didn’t know about the concept of “bleed through” of virtual identities until Becky mentioned it in a comment on The Hitcher article.
Basically, when you create a virtual identity, like me, you may not want to have that identity be part of your “real” identity, my human. But sometimes one identity bleeds into the other. This is what happened to me on my trip, my identity bled into my human identity. I was sort of aware it happening, but I didn’t know how to stop it.
I mention this because as part of my struggle to re-engage in SL, I’m into this existential question of who am I again. I know pretty much who I am because I’m a part of my human. I know this sounds like I’m painting a big psycho-drama and it’s not like that. I’m just trying to figure out what I want from my second life.
Ok, it’s 4:00pm in SL, time to roll.