I know I am among doll friends here and I enjoy that we share of love of many dolls.
I have TWO confessions to make!
1. I am currently overwhelmed with my collection and feel the need to downsize.
2. I was forced to look with honest objectivity where I would be willing to purge.
That being said I have an EMBARRASSING video (LOL) of my moment of clarity. This is a difficult thing for me to admit. Every doll collector has a limit. Every doll collector's limit is as different as the dolls they collect.
At first I thought 12 would be a lot. It wasn't. So I began collecting and collecting and soon it felt like I was just consuming, for lack of a better word.
I was preoccupied with adding more items or dolls that I was failing to enjoy the dolls I had. I not only have 24 - 18" size dolls, but several 13", 11", 6.5" and 4" dolls totaling 52. Whoa! I realized not only was I running out of room, I was running out of hours in the week to maintain them. Because with every doll there are clothes, accessories, props, furniture, books and possibly a BFF doll. Hey it doesn't take a genius to figure out that's a lot of stuff.
You may ask what brought me to this conclusion of downsizing. I would say that when any hobby begins to feel overwhelming, "weighted" or just not so fun, then it is time to re-think.
Over the next few weeks I will be considering what to "let go". I will never stop loving dolls, I just need to downsize and consider which dolls are my absolute favorites so I can devote more of my attention to them.
Please let me know if you have ever had this experience.