Carpe Diem and all that stuff…
Kris- So what’s up with the new look?
Gracie- What new look?
K- The hair, the clothes, the necklace?
G- Oh those? Well I decided it was time to go shopping. You haven’t taken me shopping in ages, I thought it was about time. Maybe you should take the hint, and go shopping yourself?
K- Yea easier in Second Life. Doesn’t cost as much.
G- Well save up for it then.
G- Uh huh, don’t YEA me. It’s amazing how much better I feel, with just a new do, new shirt and necklace.
K- Yea, I’m sure. I like the hair a lot. It looks like mine.
G- Yea, I know. That’s why I chose it. Although I got a lighter version, because I think you need to lighten your hair.
K- Really? I was growing it out au naturale.
G- Yea, I know. Forget that, you look better blond.
K- Haha, thanks.
K- Ok so anything else you want to critique me on?
G- Ummm well. Ice Cream?
K- Moving on.
G- Uh, no. I know you have had some the last couple days. Why are you doing that to yourself? You know, you always feel awful afterwards. Think about that before you have some again. Maybe that will help.
K- Yea, I’ll try.
G- Hmmm you’re awfully quiet tonight. Why am I the talkative one?
K- Good question. Maybe because of your new do…haha
G- Well, seeeeee, you need one!!!
K- Yea, well I want to grow mine out a little first. Then we’ll see.
G- Ok, I’ll hold you to that.
G- So, what else is new? Ohhh, did you see I was test driving a jeep? Ummm yea, I ended up going into the river, but it was fun.
K- Yea, what are you trying to do make me jealous?
G- Nah, if I was trying to make you jealous, I would have been driving a Toyota 4×4 truck.
K- Haha, yea true.
G- Well, it’s my life here, I can do what I want, when I want, how I want, etc. etc. etc. There is nothing holding me back. Ok, nothing holding you back. So what are you waiting for?
K- Yea, good question. That is a huge question. I have been trying to figure that out. I have been thinking again lately about my philosophy of life. Carpe Diem, Life is too short, Follow your dreams and all that stuff… But why can’t I do that. What is holding me back? ‘
G- Hmmm good question. Responsibilities?
K- Yea I think that’s it. I wish I could win the lottery.
G- Yea, you and the whole world. You can’t count on that. You can’t count on things falling into your lap. You need to go out and get them. Work hard. Life is not easy. You may think it is. I mean ice cream is easy, but life is hard. You need to work at it. YOU need to work harder. You expect too much of yourself and you don’t exert the energy you need to grab what you want. It’s in your grasp. Go for it!!!
K- Geez, what did you have to eat today?? You are acting all wise and stuff.
G- Ummmm I think, WE had ice cream… so I don’t know where that smart stuff came from. It sure wasn’t from food. But, seriously. You have a lot of work to do, and only you can help yourself. No one can help you.
K- I know, you’re right. I know you’re right.
G- Ok then.