I'm Melissa Yeuxdoux, and I recently—a bit over a week ago—signed up with a free Second Life account.
I seriously doubt that many will read this, but I'd like to set down my experiences, and doing it this way will make it hard to lose! (I'm a really bad pack rat...) Probably assorted non-SL things will end up here as well.
Starting in SL isn't being "born again" in the religious sense, of course, but I do feel (AAARGH! Must not quote John Lennon. Must not... "just like starting over..." NOOOOO!). Even ordinary things seem different when they're virtual.