Birthday Wish

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It’s my First Life birthday! Today I turn 25 … again (and again). Such a joy and a pleasure for time to kindly allow me to stay at this tender age for another year more. ♡

Speaking of time, I reached back into my youthful memories and thought about a game I used to play when I was younger: if I could have anything at all for my birthday, what would it be? My desires back then were generally superficial and simple: I wanted to be shorter, to have blonde hair, to look just like Becky Leigh (the petite, honey-haired heartbreaker who was the recipient of every boy’s “Do you like me? Circle YES or NO” missives). These days, I’m glad to say my desires are more esoteric and thoughtful, though no more achievable. Simply put: if I could have anything at all for my birthday, I would have more time.

Birthday Wish
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“All the words are calling
Got time on my own
There’s no destination
Wondering whether I’ll feel it again …
Take some time, just hang around awhile
Like to sit this silent moment out
I don’t want to lose or let you down
Time’s just gonna change itself around …”

My picture was taken at the beautiful Follow Your Bliss region, a perfectly named and wonderfully picturesque place with many lovely scenes and sights to explore. I was particularly fond of the Gone to the Beach sign, as that pure expression of “I’m taking a day off just for me” is something that I haven’t done in a long, long while. Time has been an elusive and evasive entity of late, slip-sliding through my hands like sand through a sieve. And just as in the song’s lyrics, I don’t want to lose anything or let anyone down, but standing on the dawn of a new year in my life, I know that changes have to be made. After all, you know you have an issue with time management when you’re frustrated with yourself that you’re once more getting 7 – 8 hours of sleep a night, rather than the 4 hour naps you were subsisting on. I like to say that I can sleep when I’m dead, but I’d rather get to that point with a leisurely stroll, and not by face-desking after a 70 hour SL-and-Flickr bender. Although I’m sure there are worse ways to go. ;)

So my hope is that I can be gentle with myself and take a breather and a reminder that things can wait for a day; putting yourself first is self-care, not unkindly selfish. But if any of you does happen to have some pull with Father Time, would you sweet-talk him into sparing a few hours for me? ♡

Look

Body // Lara Mesh Body v3.5 by Maitreya
Head & Skin // Melissa by Genesis Lab
* Hair // Sharon (Dark Blondes HUD) by Murray
* Eyes // Ardent Eyes (Olive v2) by Avi-Glam

Style

Top // Ruhi Layered Blouse (Rust) by Zaara
* Skirt // Mini Skirt with Front Pleat (Maitreya Fatpack) by TETRA for Uber, through June 23rd
Shoes // Faith Sandals (in Cherry for Maitreya Flat) by Fri.

Poses, Destination & Inspiration

* Poses // Pose Collection HUD 1.2 – Model 6 & Model 16 by Lyrium
Location // Follow Your Bliss
Song Spark // Zero 7 – In Time

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26 thoughts on “Birthday Wish

    ℳøηї said:
    June 1, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Happy birthday! And take care of yourself – SL (and other things) will still be around for those few extra hours ^^ Don’t want you to burn out.

    And I wish I could talk to Father Time and whoever else to get more hours in a day ^^

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 5, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      You are total sweetness, Moni! We may not be able to bribe Father Time, but perhaps one day he’ll give us some repose in RL so there’s more time for SL happiness. :) Thank you so much for your warm and wonderful birthday wishes! ♥

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    Misa said:
    June 1, 2016 at 6:50 am

    happy birthday ever!!! hope you enjoy your day :D and wish you all the best in both lives <3

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 5, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      You are such a delight, Misa! Thank you so much, dear lady! ♥

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    willowsworldblog said:
    June 1, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Happy birthday! May your day be as awesome as you are <3

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    Boudicca said:
    June 1, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Many happy returns …..all 25 of them! xx

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 5, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      Hee hee! I confess it may be *slightly* more than 25 that I’ll be needing, but not too much more! ;) Thank you so much, dear Boudicca! ♥

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    the dune mouse said:
    June 1, 2016 at 11:19 am

    hey Ever, many happy birthday wishes 25×25!!- and a great life in all worlds! Thank you so much for your likes and support and for your lovely art.
    You are very wise and introspective When I first discovered SL I too went on a few role play marathons into the night!! Sadly (?), now, second time around, I realize I have lost a lot of that old enthusiasm. I no longer have a second life in that sense of sociability and commitment, as my first one seems to take up much more time and besides,I’m already dreadful procrastinator! I love the art in all worlds but no longer identify as much with my virtual incarnation Seize the day in whatever way you can! As Gandalf said “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us!”

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 5, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      You’re so thoughtful and full of wonderful wisdom yourself, dear Cybele! I love your Gandalf quote; I shall try to bear that in mind as I’m trying to squeeze every minute out of the day and sleep less and less, haha! :) Thank you so much for your warm and lovely birthday wishes! ♥

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    Khitt said:
    June 1, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Happy birthday sweet Ever! May all your wishes, in both worlds, come true!

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 5, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      You are so sweet and kind, Khitt! Thank you so much, dear lady! ♥

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    diyslblog said:
    June 1, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Happy Birthday to a wonderful and special lady :) hope your day brings all you wish for and more :) lovely picture huni, big hugs

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 5, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Awww, so much love for you both, Exis and Jules! Thank you for your amazing kindness and generosity; it’s such a pleasure knowing you two! ♥♥

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    matzukazebalestra said:
    June 1, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    This is really great Ever. :)

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 5, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      You’re so kind, Matzukaze! Thank you so much for your compliment. ♥

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    Cara said:
    June 2, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Happy Birthday, Ever! Here’s to many more! <3

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 5, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      Thank you truly, dear Cara! Many more both in RL and SL, yes please! :D ♥

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    Moz Loordes said:
    June 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Many happy returns, Ever! I think if I could have one birthday wish, it would be that my daughter grows up without heartbreak, penury or cruelty. A tall order, maybe :)

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 6, 2016 at 12:57 am

      Thank you so much, Moz! It’s a beautiful wish to have for your daughter, and I truly wish her the same. Every decade – maybe every few years – it feels like it’s a different world we live in. I grow nervous for the experiences that the younger generations face, but I hope they can help shape our world into a better, happier, more tolerant and loving place. ♥

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    Lucie Bluebird said:
    June 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Happy (belated) birthday! I hope you have an amazing year!

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 6, 2016 at 12:57 am

      Thank you so very much, Lucie! I hope you have a bright and beautiful year too! ♥

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    Cereza Chan said:
    June 4, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Ever <3333 I hope you have a blast on your special day! 🎂🎁🎉💐

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 6, 2016 at 12:58 am

      Awwww, I love all your sweet emojis, Cereza! :D Thank you so much dear lady, you are wonderful! ♥

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