An Introduction, And Appreciation.

So, it’s only logical that I should introduce myself as the newest blogger for ZoHa Islands. I’m sure it would be expected that I explain the predictable about my joy for Second Life, but I’ll spare the mundane.

But, first let me thank the person I’ve been able to attempt to fill the shoes of, Suzanne. I’m honored to be able to carry the torch she’s already lit and (hopefully) do her work justice. While her departure is a loss, I’m humbled by the opportunity to follow such a class act.

What you won’t find is a self-absorbed intro full of cliché’s but a vision. I absolutely love so much about Second Life that I feel needs to be done so much more justice. Sure, there are a lot of amazing places to go hang out and things to do- but I have a love for the lesser-known and the more progressive sides of SL. I enjoy learning about the amazing talents, the trailblazers and the very developments outside of SL that can impact us all. I’m a bit of a history nerd with a thirst for knowledge, and I’m excited to be able to share this all with you.

I do feel that Second Life needs more attention on the lesser-known facets because, let’s face it, it has a huge amount of capability for us all. There are so many opportunities to learn, grown and expand our social circles in a way that’s far more tangible than we realize. There’s so much untapped potential that would be amazing to also see. Second Life is far more than “just a game”. It’s a community, a movement and a platform for some amazing experiences to be had.

So, of course, I guess it would be polite to mention a few things about myself. I originally joined SL in 2009 and have been in love with it since. I am a mother, a creator, an auctioneer and a visionary. I am a freelance professional outside of SL, although that also crosses over to SL as I mentor people on the vast universe of freelance.

I have a deep love for the creative and the oddball. I do love to explore places to see how people fit their puzzle pieces together and appreciate the sheer artistry of it all. I love attending classes, live concerts and challenging myself to grow as a person.
I appreciate this opportunity to share my Second Life (and all that impacts it) with you. I certainly hope to be able to do this role justice, as I think it’s incredibly important to shed an immense amount of positive light on the insanely dynamic world that we all call our second home.

Thank you, and I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

Bria Oceanside
ZoHa Blogger/Social Media