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What is your favorite thing about playing SL?

The ability to create a world of your own. If you can dream it, you can create it. 
Whereas in real life, in most cases, there are years of planning before you can fully accomplish your dreams.


What motivates the work you do in SL?

The support and criticism of others.
It drives me to do better and want more for myself and the community we are building. I am constantly trying to improve my skills and keeping up with the changes as Second Life evolves.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is my YouTube channel. I would have never imaged that I would have the support that I do have now.
I started my channel to have the representation of the kindhearted brown skin island girl that loves to decorate and explore Second Life.  I wanted to teach and share all the tips I know about navigating through Second Life day-to-day. I aim to create a welcoming channel to all walks of life, while uplifting young women that look like me to not be afraid of living their dream life in this virtual space.
I am so grateful for those that continuously support my journey and are a part of the Robin community.

What is your favorite Sim?

I don't have one particular sim, however, I do have a particular themed sim that I love. All autumn-themed sims warm my heart. There is something truly magical about being surrounded by all the beautiful warm colors. You somehow are even able to feel the cool air is wisping over your skin through your computer screen. It just makes you want to snuggle up under your blanket and take it all in.


Do you have any favorite moments you've created in SL?

When I can modify items flawlessly. I do a lot of modification with mixing and matching items to create something new. Getting it to combined always amazes me and I have this "wow, it works" moment.


You just recently had a rezz day (a month ago or so), do you have a favorite Second Life era?

My favorite era was the era of sculptie toes! for the old crowds, do you remember Stiletto Moody? If you had sculptie toes you had officially made it to the high life ((LOL)). I was the ultimate pro at matching those sculptie toes to my skin. I did it so often for my friends and family. They would come over and rezz their huds, and I would help with adding the under-tone hues of green, red, and or blue.
We were so busy making sure our toes match to get out on the grid to show them off, that we barely had the time for social media. You were jokingly judged by your toes and not by how many likes or faves you received on a post.
 

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

In- world, I would take part in a social event of networking and getting to know more about those in the community.
In the real world, I would love to spend the day at Linden Labs to see how they make everything work and to tour their new cloud room.


What is your best advice for someone looking to get into Lifestyle Youtubing or being an influencer in general?

Be yourself. I know this has been said over and over. When you are authentically you, it is completely freeing. 
Protect yourself. Do not fall under the spells of being overly generous with your time.
Focus on yourself. Do not compare yourself to others as they may be secretly struggling with their creativity as well.
Accept failure as an outline of what not to do. Get back up and get back at it.
Be humble. everyone started at the beginning stage. Honor those that dare to start and keep going, because you were once there. 

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