I could not wait to create an avatar. I looked up and asked a friend about the rules of creating an avatar. She explained that the avatar should be what you want as well as what is me. I selected my avatar with casual dress which is a huge difference for me but I also gave a very different style from my own. It is still conservative but it is different. I decided to post my avatar to my facebook profile and I had a huge response from people who said they liked it! So I guess I did something right.
I may get daring and try to create an total alter-ego.