When I recently returned to Second Life, I spent a lot of time on mostly-empty mainland sims. I’m sure you’re familiar with this type of sim. For example, Blush (SLURL) still seems popular; I see a lot of people on the bottom of the ocean floor there. I just needed someplace quiet to get my bearings again—and to try on demos! I also needed a new “home location.”

Within a few months of joining Second Life in 2007, I had rented my first parcel. I rented or owned land until 2010, right around the time that I took a break from SL. I logged in every few years and eventually set my home location at a friend’s shop. After coming back, I did check on that location. I got caught in an unfortunate loop: ejected, sent home, ejected, sent home, ad nauseam. So much has changed in SL and it’s not surprising that the parcel had been sold!

I did some research and discovered that you can only set your home location on land you own, land owned by groups that allow you to set your home location, and Infohubs. After a little more digging, I found a list of official Infohubs on the Second Life Wiki. I visited most of them and have currently settled on Chalet Linden (SLURL). At least it’s seasonally appropriate!

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While hopping around the grid in search of a new “home,” I was also busy updating my wardrobe. COCO (SLURL) has a nice range of casual clothing, including this comfy oversized sweater and jeans. I found the boots at ROC (SLURL) and have been wearing them a lot! I found both stores to be quite affordable, as well! And, speaking of deals, the hair pictured was a group gift from Truth (SLURL). There’s a fee to join the Truth group, but I think it’s worth it!

Credits:

Head: CATWA

Head applier: DeeTaleZ [Link to demo, full version in-world]

Eyes applier: Avi-Glam

Body: Maitreya [Lara body; in-world link]

Body applier: DeeTaleZ [Link to demo, full version in-world]

Hair: TRUTH [Group gift, Makena; in-world link]

Sweater: *COCO*

Jeans: *COCO*

Boots: ::ROC::

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