The World Is Yours…(I Stand For Peace)

“You can’t expect to see change if you never do anything differently”

The world is yours…the world is you and me and everyone on it. The world is beautiful, huge and so small at the same time. The world is also dying. Hatred, violence, racism, terrorism and catastrophes are examples only to begin with and actually, we’re all responsible. Mostly because we do nothing about it.

I have stopped watching the news ever since Greece went bankrupt. All that drama suffocated me, people were killing themselves out of desperation, others out of embarrassment as they had lost their jobs and couldn’t provide to their families and others just starved to death. It was a complete chaos. You would see homeless people everywhere in the streets and people turning against each other, even at their closest friends, only because they were still lucky enough to have a job.

So since I realized that all this awful situation brought me down, I decided I will shut it all down. I will try to think positive (even though my family was massively affected as well) and I will just help people in any way that I can. Of course, shutting yourself down is impossible. You might not watch the news but the news will get to you. Friends of mine were moving out of the country hoping for a better future, others started doing drug dealing or soliciting only to make 20 euros and drama was back into my life all over again. Then of course, looking at this globally, many countries have suffered before Greece and unfortunately, there are many to follow.

What the world is really suffering from is lack of solidarity. We’ve forgotten what is like to be human. We’ve forgotten that we’re supposed to help each other and be kind to one another. Then again, what is right for me, might be wrong for you. Disbelief and religion cause fanaticism, which leads to hatred and obsession, which lead to terrorism and extremism, which lead to thousands and thousands of people having lost their lives for nothing.

I’m still young and I want to have children one day. I don’t want to raise them in this world. I know I’m responsible as well for being ignorant when my friend was having problems, for voting for the wrong people to represent me in the parliament and for so many other reasons. I once read online “you can’t expect to see change if you never do anything differently”. It is so true. And it’s what I’ve been doing ever since. Things differently. We can change the world, we can be the change we want to see in others. We can set the example and we can start now.

I’m so privileged to be part of this big community of SL, to have met and socialized even worked with all these amazing artists that inspire me everyday and get to express myself through this platform. It’s something I’ve been doing for only 3 months and is very therapeutic. I’m also very happy to see how motivated and powerful this community is, which only makes me want to be part of it even more and make something good out of it. It is what keeps me going and if I manage to influence and inspire even one person only, I will be forever happy.

This is my addition to the I Stand For Peace challenge created by Good Cross. It’s just one picture and will only take you a few minutes. I’m looking forward to seeing each and every one of them in the group.

Thank you for taking the time to read this (if you’ve made it this far) and for bearing with my English. Greeks are famous for their noses and loud voices, not their fluency in foreign languages. Hehe.

Be good everyone.

The World Is Yours...(Stand For Peace)
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HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.9

SKIN: amara beauty – Riley

HAIR: Rezology – Gigi

DRESS: tres blah – Belted Shift

TATTOO: Nanika – Neysa @Tres Chic

POSE: {QP} – Love Dove @Pose Lover & Friends Event

SHOT IN: Khaled

Destination

“Focus on the journey, not the destination”

I’ve recently read about the ON9 photo contest and I was very interested! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, have a look at this .

To a young blogger like me, all contests sound exciting but scary too. At least big ones where you’re competing against legendary bloggers.

I have been blogging for nearly 3 months now and I can tell I’m growing and enjoying every single part of it. I do feel restricted sometimes, as showcasing a specific product can be challenging and there are rules about it, which makes sense, but this time I didn’t have that in mind.

As soon as I saw some of the big bloggers taking part in this contest I was discouraged. My first thought was, ok, no way you’re going to win this. Just move on. But then I thought, this is not how this is supposed to be. We’re all a big amazing community. We’re all working together and we’re helping each other. We have the same cause and united we can also do a lot of good (recent example all the money that has been raised for the Orlando victims). Yes competing too but there should be no hatred or envy or bad feelings involved.

And as always, what matters is the journey, not the destination.

So good luck to me and good luck to all my fellow bloggers taking part in this contest.

Be good everyone 💜

Destination
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HEAD/SKIN: Genesis Lab – Summer 2.0 @SUMMERFEST ’16 (NEW!)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

MAKE UP: EYE: Genesis Lab – EXTREME SHIMMER @COSMETIC FAIR (NEW!)

  LIPS: Genesis Lab – LE-PALAIS (GACHA COMMON) @K9 (NEW!)

MONOKINI: Erratic – natasha monokini (LUXEBOX JUNE 2016)

HAIR: NO.MATCH – NO.FOOLING @ON9 (NEW!)

WATCH & BRACELETS (left hand): *PetroFF* – Orbit Watch and Bracelets @ON9 (NEW!)

BRACELET (right hand): E.A.Studio – Mordrem Cuff @ON9 (NEW!)

Redemption

“Don’t limit your challenges, Challenge your limits”

I had been informed about the Elysion June 2016 Photo Challenge last month, and even though I love challenges unfortunately, I don’t have the time or concentration needed to take part in it.

I’m a huge fan of the Elysion sim, so I immediately had to check the Redemption sim out. As expected, it didn’t disappoint. Whether you’re a fan of the theme of it or not, you will find so many beautiful spots to take pictures in.

I’d like to encourage everyone to participate and show their creativity and amazing ideas. Only hurry as it’s scheduled to close on the 27th of June.

Below you can find more details about the challenge.

Enjoy  ❤

REDEMPTION
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HEAD: Genesis Lab – Gemma 2.0 (GACHA RARE)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

HAIR: Exile – Stay (GACHA COMMON) @THE ARCADE

EYES: S0NG – Yuna

LIPSTICK: Genesis Lab – VELVETINES MATTE DARK SWATCHES @C88 (NEW!)

DRESS: Zenith – Summer belted shirt dress @C88 (NEW!)

SHOES: fri. – Harper Clogs @SHINY SHABBY (NEW!)

POSE: BodyLanguage SLC – SS Pose BackShot

LOCATION: Redemption (Opened 6th of June and will stay open for 3 weeks – Requires Elysion group join)

 

Please read the info about the Elysion Photography Challenge that was sent via Notecard from the lovely and so talented owner of the sim Syn Beresford to all Elysion members:

“Hello Ely peoples,

 I wanted to send out some general info on an upcoming Photography Challenge that will be open to Elysion members during the month of June.  Sim Landmark and more info will be sent out via group notice when the challenge gets closer to opening date. This Photography challenge will be a three week long challenge that will be located at an additional sim where the look and feel of the sim, was inspired by the popular comic series PREACHER.

 For those of you who are a fan of Preacher, you will have more of an idea of what to expect, for those who are not familiar with the comic series

 AMC is about to kick off a new show based off the books, and you can watch the trailer at the link below (if you are wondering what in the hell I am yapping about)

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNgI2sRzr8I

  INSPIRING CREATIVITY

The idea of designing/building an entire sim with a limited life has been something that I have wanted to do for quite some time. It gives me a chance to challenge myself to create an additional environment, for members to explore, photograph, and enjoy. My hope is that the Redemption photography challenge will inspire members to enjoy and explore SL photography, regardless if they are a seasoned SL/RL photographer, or someone trying it for the first time. 

IN JUNE MAKE SOME BEAUTIFUL ART AND HAVE FUN!

 Photos taken at the Redemption Challenge Sim can be shared in the Elysion Flickr Pool, which now hosts over 11,000 photos from several talented photographers, the pool is located here:

 https://www.flickr.com/groups/elysion/

At the end of the challenge, there will be a Redemption Gallery Exhibit at The White Pines Gallery.

So get your camera’s ready!  And let’s get creative!  And as always, thank you everyone for always being supportive of Elysion, all of you have made Ely a very special place that continues to grow and evolve.

Syn”