For some reason I’ve always had a hard time making new friends. Back in the days when I was child that wasn’t really a problem but being alone was always my favorite. It still is and today you can socialize with texts, chats, Skype calls. What I mean is that you really do not have to be in physical contact with another human. This is how we connect and get our social needs filled. To have good health you need physical, mental and social needs to be fulfilled (this is something I learned when I study occupational therapy). IMVU is a great way to meet the old way and new way of socialize since you are a person but instead of using you voice you just use your words.
For the past six days I’ve been locked up in my apartment, due to the fact that I got the flu, so I have been online on IMVU more or less every minute I’ve been awake. Problem is, I don’t know that many people on IMVU that I would call my friends. And the less than a handful of people I talk to lives in another timezone and of course they have their lives to live as well. So I challenged myself to visit at least three new rooms everytime I’m online.
At first I wasn’t sure if I should do it since I am kind of shy when it comes to new people and I’ve always had this fear of the “popular” people on IMVU, just as in real life. In my mind the popular person on IMVU has a avatar name with few letters, no guest, one badass display picture and the avatar is looking gorgeous. So before I’ve entered a random room I look to see who is in the room? If I see the non-guest, few letter avatar name and badass display picture then I won’t enter the room. Why? I don’t know. Maybe they could be the nicest people but in my mind I have painted up this image that they will hate me, make fun of me, not talk with me, etc. Also since I’ve started IMVU I learned that no one likes noobs. If you look like a noob no one will talk with you or they will make fun of you. Since I am not new to this game and do think I have a pretty avatar I’ve looked down on people that is maybe new to IMVU or still do not look up to the standards of not being a noob. So what I did was to not care about that! I went in to chat rooms and tried the Featured Rooms, and man have I seen some beautiful rooms or what?! Even if I haven’t made what I would consider as friends yet but the conversations have been nice and some have been great. There are some people that is added to my friendlist I will most defiantly talk with them again. After a while the rooms might be empty, but then you either poof from it or you chill and wait for new people to come. I’ve forgot how wonderful public rooms can be. Normally I’m sitting alone in my room. Like, how fun is that? I am going to continue visiting random room, meet new people, see beautiful places and hopefully make a new friend or two, maybe more if I’m lucky.
Ugh! Sick day two and it’s getting worse. Hopefully I’m all better by the end of this week because if I know myself right I will be home the rest of the week. The good part is that I have plenty of time to work on with the agency and the magazine. Yes MAGAZINE! BATTLE™ has opened up a magazine and we are looking for people on all positions. You can click here to apply and remember that you can always join the regular page for the magazine here.
But for now I’m going to drink my tea, watch a movie and take a nap before anything else. Hope all of you are doing well!
Do you remember my post Now what? Well the house was nice but it was such a long way to work, lonely, couldn’t go out for dinner or even have a glas of wine with friends since I had to drove all the way home. I began to miss my life in the city so I sold the house. YES, I SOLD IT! And I bought an apartment, big enough for me.
All morning I’ve worked on decorate it and unpack all the boxes. It is almost done and I know I will have to buy things as the time goes on. After days of hard work I’m going to take a break from all this and just relax, make me some unhealthy breakfast and then maybe go out and do something fun!
Will show you photos of the place later today!