Hi, I’m Isley.
I’ve never felt like I belonged anywhere.
With the way my RL family treats me, I don’t feel like I belong in my own family.
I’ve always been the black sheep, and while I’ve come to terms with that being my role, it still left a sort of…Hollow spot in my heart.
I joined SL in 2007, but I started playing a child avatar in 2009. I decided I wanted to play out having a family that wanted me for me, not who they wanted to mold me to be. I could be the dark, somewhat creepy little girl I’d always wanted to be. And do you know what? I belong here. I belong with my Posh Orphan sisters Lucie Bluebird and AliannaMarie Gossipgirl. I belong with my Wolf, who I met on SL. I belong with my friends on plurk, and from SLU. I belong with the people who love me, and they are more my family than they realize. I’m grateful for them every day.
I lead a fairly sheltered life. My horizons have been broadened by SL, and the friends I’ve made through it. I have friends from all over the world, from all different paths and faiths and walks of life. All kinds of different life experiences and worldviews. It’s a lovely tapestry of being human, and I get to look at it every day. I wouldn’t give that up for the world. It’s been completely worth it.
Isley Oodles is 23, and she lives on the west coast of the United States.
You can find her on Plurk: www.plurk.com/PepperAnneMint
on her two blogs: muchadoaboutpixels.wordpress.com, ispywithisley.wordpress.com
or on Flickr: www.flickr.com/isleyrose