February 17th, 2011: Xiuide Shan

I’m not a blog writer. I’m not a writer at all, in fact.

What I am however, is a guy that always means the best, but never seems to get there. This blog is meant to be a day-to-day account of the many lives that make up SL, and the people that they are on the outside. My problem is my day wasn’t exciting, it wasn’t blog worthy. I woke up well into the middle of the day (as usual). I got on Skype with my partner (whom I love for putting up with me for 2 years, I’d like to add) we talked, laughed, and generally had a good time. I got ready for my no-where retail job; got called incompetent because I actually followed the store return policy, then came home.

Yesterday, however, my day was filled with a feeling I haven’t felt in a long, long time. I got to help someone in need. I don’t mean giving someone directions, I don’t mean carrying something. My elderly neighbor (97 years of age) had fallen down his front step, and severely broken his leg (the position it was in would have made you cringe). I happened to procrastinate in going food shopping, and because of that, I was able to be there and hear his cries for help. I truly got to help someone in need. That is a feeling you don’t get very often. After that, I was able to hold my head up high (and am still doing so). Then I got to see something even better. You see, my partner wrote yesterday’s blog entry here. Reading what she wrote, and what I have helped her realize about herself, it doubled the feelings I had.

Today was pretty mundane, but yesterday, yesterday has probably influenced me for the rest of my life.

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Xiuide Shan is a jack of all trades on SL, good at everything but great at nothing (so he says), but he will always do what he can for friends and family.

 

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