Having lived in a virtual world for almost 10yrs I truly thought I would have missed it more once I left. The truth is that I don’t miss it as much I thought I would. I do miss having the ability to create though. Being a content creator brought me a lot of joy, it hurt a lot when I had to give in to my disability & stop creating. I think taking on the Venice project was a little bit too much for me, if I am honest, combined with trying to keep up with my regular creations, it all just took its toll.
I had stopped being social in the virtual world after my last disastrous Virtual relationship proved to be nothing more than a sham, yet again. It made me very wary of forming any sort of relationship, friend or lover, with anyone ever again. When you have been duped that many times it really knocks the stuffing out of you.
I did have many friends in the Virtual World, I just didn’t socialise at all. I spoke to them in private chat, sometimes on voice too. Most of those I considered friends are on my Genuine facebook friends list, so I can still catch up with them there & I do enjoy seeing their posts.
I haven’t ruled out Virtual life, altogether. I am hoping to return again one day soon. My hands are feeling much better, the rest has done them some good. If I do return I will stick to my original plan though with the 4 sims & just use them to sell my Creations, no more heavy building for me! 😉
I do pop in to the forum sometimes just to see what is going on. I have not logged inworld though since the day I left, one day soon… I will…