Between grad school and serious illnesses for two very close members of my family, my RL has been...hard for the past couple of months to say the least.
Coming back for me has been a redefinition of my SL. No obligations--not even parties or building or participating in anything. Maybe in time. Maybe not. No nothing that gives me the slightest inkling of anxiety or stress. I come in and talk with Phin, Dia, Lunar...my friends. I leave. Simple as that. The only exception is my attending the town meeting in Steelhead. That consistency of community every Tuesday night is nice.
But sometimes I come in to do the equivalent of the pic above...to just sit and listen quietly to music in my skybox.