Back in the day, the majority of my time in SL was spent either shopping or writing. Although my husband tried to push me to begin scripting at that time, I just wasn’t motivated to do so. Writing was something I already knew, and so I stuck with the low-hanging fruit, so to speak.
Now, though? It’s a bit different.
Trying to sell our breedables has unexpectedly prompted a need to create a few things for our store. Granted, I have no experience with scripting or creating textures, so my stuff is as simple as it can be. But that moment when I see the items in-world and they actually work? Wonderful!
Another thing that has been more of a source of fun than out of necessity is taking pictures. Having no experience with photo editing, I do find putting my pictures online a bit intimidating, especially when I look at the photos from other SL residents with obvious talent and skill. But I’m trying to improve and learn as I go. And if someone likes the pics, so much the better!
It’s all a process and sometimes frustrating. However, I think it’s definitely worth it to learn skills and branch out into new things. Even the missteps become enjoyable once I see the end result and feel that sense of accomplishment for having done something on my own.