Last year I realized that, more than anything, I’m an adventurer. I’d been exploring and stumbling into adventures and misadventures for years, but I never realized that being a woman adventurer was part of my virtual identity.
An Adventure Group
Shortly after my great realization I created a loosely organized group called “Yordie’s Excellent Adventures” and I asked a handful of girlfriends to join and become “Adventurers”. Our group went on several expeditions including a sea cruise, scuba diving expeditions, horseback exploring and even telling stories around a campfire. In many ways we were experimenting and we learned that preparation and organization is very important. We learned that communications requires that everyone use group voice chat. And we learned that when you take a large group “on the road”, it can become very disorganized.
Focusing On A Focus
This year, despite all the difficulties I’ve experienced re-engaging in Second Life, I want to continue exploring and adventuring; in fact, I want to make this the focus of my second life. Also, I want to open my doors to people who wish to go on expeditions in search of adventure but don’t know how. So, a couple of days ago I rented a storefront on Marblehead in SL New England. Luckily, the store is right next to one of my favorite places in SLNE, the Sail Loft bar. *smiles*
An Adventure Travel Guide
Think of my new store as something like a travel agency where the travel agent will be the tour guide. I want my store to create a sense of action and exploit, and I’ve begun furnishing my store with that theme in mind. There’s a lot left to do; I don’t even have a sign on the store yet. Nonetheless, Leanna came to take a look at my progress last night and we talked about where this crazy idea is taking us.
Leanna’s Tough Questions
As always, Leanna had some great questions and ideas. She asked, what kind of adventures would I offer? I said, I don’t know yet. She asked, will you have scuba expeditions? I said, yeah, that’s a good idea. She asked if I had an overall plan I would be expressing? And I confessed that all I have is a bunch of ideas swirling around in my head. heh
Somewhere In My Mind
I have a basic concept of the services I’m going to offer. I know there are many types of adventures I won’t be able to offer, such as science fiction or Gorean. Also, some of my favorite expeditions revolve around exploring, boating, flying and hiking — all of which are subject to technical issues like lag & sim crossings. The thing is though, somewhere in my mind I have a picture of how this little business will evolve.