The Trouble With Retiring is You Don’t Ever Get a Day Off ~ Abe Lemons

Cao!

Everyone wants a last hoorah, right? Some of you might remember I blogged over the summer the winds they are a changing and vowed to blog less, Second Life even less? Well, these last few weeks it settled in my soul, it is time. Please, don’t ever think this a “someone did something to some else and it caused a ton of drama,” this isn’t the case. I am just tired; I actually retired from modeling in 2012 after Miss Virtual World. But, as things have it, I get involved in “causes” and then “friends” and then some other this or that, so here I am fingers still working it two years later. So Saturday November 23rd at 2:30PM SLT, I am officially retired. I want to simply blog, not daily, just every once in a while, when I think I have something worth saying. And I would never quit speaking about those things, like Relay for Life, Wigs for Kids, or 2Lei, I am just taking a slower pace at being a part. We’ve already found an excellent new manager for *SoliDea FoliEs*, so if you get a chance please welcome my good friend and excellent fellow blogger/model Absinthe Montenegro http://absinthemontenegro.wordpress.com/ to the *SoliDea FoliEs* family. Mila and I talked long and hard about this decision and we both feel she fits each of us comfortably, just like a long lost sister.

The Trouble With Retiring is You Don't Ever Get a Day Off ~ Abe Lemons

But the important part starts here, the last hoorah. What better way to retire than to end it with one of those beloved causes? Let’s make this a memorable event for a tired Lil Cao. Will you all come and be a part with me, for me? Take pictures and laugh with me? I hope so because this event has deep personal meaning to me, I am/I was at one time, one of the three. The United Nations Development Fund for Women estimates that at least one of every three women globally will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. For them, I choose to stand up. I will stand, not because it is a popular thing to do, I stand because it’s the only thing I can do. Stand, be heard, support, embrace, and raise up these women. Let them know I won’t turn my back on them, or cover my eyes, I am here and I care.

Saschas designs Designer: Sascha’s Designs . Model: Averil Resident .

November 25th, according to the United Nations, is the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”. Since 2010 this event has been celebrated in Second Life with a great show lasting about one week (approximately November 18th to November 25th), organized by the committee “2Lei in Second Life”, an artistically minded compassionate group of citizens, they are about us: http://secondlife2lei.blogspot.it/p/blog-page_24.html . And now is the time, we need you to throw in too. At 2:30 PM SLT November 23rd, 2013 Salimar Luxury District, the designers of Second Life, and some of Second Lifes best models have put together one of a kind auction of unique clothes and art and a resident driven photography contest. The designers have stepped up, the artists have also. There is a wonderful photography contest going on as well, if you would like to participate, please contact Elettra Gausman for details.

Romance CoutureDesigner: Romance Couture . Model: Eleseren Brianna

On Salimar, we are going to have a one of a kind, unique, or unique color, single quantity auction item provided by the generous designers listed below, worn by some of the best Second Life models and an auctioned showing of artists original artwork on our sister SIM VIOLATOR with the proceeds from both auctions donated to the United Nations Foundation Fund for UN Women to do our part to help the United Nations reach these battered women. It doesn’t take a lot to help. As an example, just 10USD helps 6 women survivors of violence receive psychosocial counseling in countries across Africa and Asia. (http://www.unfoundation.org/how-to-help/donate/fund-for-un-women.html) Violence against women is not inevitable and it can be eliminated. Please help us to take a part.

2Lei - GizzA - White SwanDesigner: Gizza . Model: Draakje Dailey .

Designers:
*Chocolat** Momokaromanomoizu
*LpD* Nevery Lorakeet
*SoliDea FoliEs* Mila Tatham
.::Dead Dollz::. Kiddo Oh
AD Creations Aliza Karu
Azul Mami Jewell
{{BSD}} Babychampagne Sass
C&N Designs Thor Vespucciano
Chrysalis Kristine Lowey
DeHat Dellipop Cresci
Diamond Style Teyara Mayo Diamond Style
Finesmith Yula Finesmith
Flighty Pixels Natzuka Miliandorvic
Gizza Giz Seorn
HMAEM Riri Bazar
In-Pose! Trinity Graves
Kawaii Dolls Catlyn Sahara
La Malvada Mujer Faina Cortes
Liv Glam Samantha Jones
Living Imagination Bodza Blackadder
Lybra Lybra Rage
Lyrical Bizarre Lyrical Bizarre
Orage Creations Elletra Gausman Orage Creations
Prism Journey McLaglen
Pure Poison Shaleene Kenin
Romance Couture Elseren Briana
Sascha’s Designs Sascha Frangili
Shiki Shinichi Mathy
Vero Modero Bouquet Babii
Violator Soraya Vahler
Zanze Zzoiezee

18 thoughts on “The Trouble With Retiring is You Don’t Ever Get a Day Off ~ Abe Lemons

  1. Little one…
    I cannot begin to adequately express what an honor and pleasure it has been to meet you in such a unique virtual medium. Your candor and effortless way of blending both worlds is inimitable and refreshing. Your style impeccable (on all levels)…your spirit true and kind. The hearts and lives you have touched are forever changed for the better.

    May the road rise up to fill your life with joy, laughter and love.

    Go raibh tú daibhir i mí-áidh
    Agus saibhir i mbeannachtaí
    Go mall ag déanamh namhaid, go luath a déanamh carad,
    Ach saibhir nó daibhir, go mall nó go luath,
    Nach raibh ach áthas agat
    Ón lá seo amach.

    ❤ ❤

    1. Forgive me if I curse you by mistake 😉

      Ar mian leat a tuar ceatha
      Chun solas na gréine i ndiaidh cithfholcadáin-
      Miles agus míle de smiles hÉireann
      Do uair an chloig-sásta órga
      Seamróga ar do doras
      Chun luck agus gáire freisin,
      Agus a lán de na cairde go gcríochnaíonn riamh
      Gach lá do shaol ar fad tríd!

  2. Reblogged this on Gloria Silverstone and commented:
    2Lei fab fashion auction to benefit “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” is amazing collaborative effort that needs your support. Take a few minutes to stop by the Salimar sim and bid high and generously on exclusive items from 30 designers. Final auction fashion show on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:30pm SLT.

  3. Cao I truly understand how you feel. I have felt the same way since this summer… very very tired. The thoughts of quitting lingers in my mind and wont go away, tho I never talked about it….until now. I blog a lot less nowadays too.

    But I hope you will continue blogging because I so look forward to read your blog and feel happy everytime i see a new posting from you in my list. I always get at warm fuzzy feeling when I read it and prepare myself with some hot coffee or tea before I sit down and read it. It has become a ritual almost 🙂 Your blog with its mix of wonderful pictures and interesting content/subjects has become my fav blog since i found it, no competition.

    Remember, If you feel adventurous, contact me. (Ill send u my email) and I will show you my private home in open sim. Less than 3 ppl have ever seen it… 🙂 Take care sweetest ❤

    1. What a wonderful thing to say! You just made my day, week, month! Thank you! And, luckily, blogging and reading blogs is the one thing I cant possibly get rid of, so we can still hang out here and on yours. I will still go to SL to snap shots to blog, it just will be nice to not have to “work” when I get inworld. Shooting you an email back now ❤

  4. It must be in the wind, as I find myself feeling the same and have been for a while. The one feet in and one feet out of Second Life. Time will tell what direction I go.

    Though the best of luck in your retirement, just continue to write whether you blog or not, as you are truly gifted in this area.

    Alexa 🙂

    1. ❤ ❤ you are always so kind and supportive of me, thank you 😀 As for your empasse Alexa? All I can say is when you know it's time, it will hit you and you will just know. 110% And don't forget, you can email me any time. xox Have a great week!

  5. You need to do what makes you happy & while you will be missed..I will look forward to your future writings/posts when you can do them. You are so talented and sweet and beautiful and I wish you all best Cao.
    Hugs <333

    1. I have admired your work for so long Callie, thank you this is such an honor of kind words! I will continue to blog and will continue to love to read blogs, especially yours, so I expect you to keep me “in the know” ❤ xoxo

  6. When you know its time, it is time and I admire your steadfastness. I come here to soak in all that you have to share, glean wisdom, a few chuckles, every once in a while a teary smile and for that am wholeheartedly thankful Cao ❤

    1. I just adore your blogs as well and would never give them up! I find so much inspiration in what you do and will continue to for so much time to come. Thank you Wendz for all the smiles, tears and happy joys you’ve given to me too. ❤

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