Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
This blog is for all the MVW misses of 2015. I want to offer solace and courage to each of you, and congratulations to one of you. Unfortunately, as with all things in life there is a winner and most are “losers.” In fact, in this competition you have about a 99% chance of being a loser. It doesn’t mean you failed, it only means one person was better on THIS day. But I want you to remember, you were a good model prior to Miss Virtual World and if you choose to continue, you will be a better model in the future. Miss Virtual World does not define, or make you who you are. Only you have that power. Hard work and perseverance, dedication to learning, and well, I reckon some luck too, are what makes a model rise above other models. So dust off those big girl knickers, rest a bit, and get back out there, work hard and be the best you can be.
Take froms? Someone has to lose, it is an inevitable fact of life (*raises hand* rejection class of 2012) but think about the friends you have made, the little things you have learned, “Losing” for anyone in anything we try to accomplish is an opportunity for true growth in your life. Take a moment to re-evaluate what is important to you, to your life, and to your Second Life hobby. I mean, was this loss really all that important to you in the grand scheme of your life time? Do you think when you are 80 you will even remember the time you lost a Virtual beauty pageant? I certainly hope not. And consider this, by losing, how has your expected future changed? What was really lost? Anything other than time? But also, what was really gained or was potentially gained? Take the loss with a grain of salt, but as well with a grain of sugar, you have accomplished, in the very least a new network of friends from around the world, and most certainly you have grown from the experience. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? So relax, enjoy the rest and holiday, and regroup. MVW will not make you “famous” nor make you obsolete, only you can do that to yourself, and if you define obsolete by the demise of a virtual modeling career, it may be time to step back and take a long look at your real life. The great part about this repost? I was chatting earlier with my little dragon Draakje Dailey, and I think she probably wanted to tell me this exact same thing about something I myself am currently experiencing. See? I call that a win-win. Life is indeed Good.