I like to think I'm not just acquiring stuff. I mean, sure, I had that phase, where I bought pretty much anything from any line that I had some sort of interest in. I've still got a couple of Pokemon figures kicking around, some Starwars stuff I need to offload, but the last few years have changed. I have, if not a focus, then a more streamlined idea of what REALLY brings me enjoyment.
I don't enjoy being defined by Transformers anymore, and for a time that's how I did define myself. I was the TF guy, and now I think, while that is still a part of me, it's not what I want to be solely known for. So, I have a collection of Transformers, I have a collection of music, of Final Fantasy bits and bobs. I'm an artist, a fanartist, and I used to be more.
Realising that I am not defined by one aspect of my life, not letting that define me is a part of my progression from here. My recovery from the bad place I used to inhabit (before I joined this joyous bastion of insanity) needed to go through that stage, but now I'm past it. And I think that's good.
Sorry, that got pretty heavy. Letting my thoughts run away with me there.