Is it necessary to mention why we sell our hobby items? If you look around you will see quite a few folks have to explain why they are selling their stuff, because their computer broke, or simply because they are broke.
I sometimes wonder if it's because of sympathy points to get people buy at the price they marked on, or if it's 'I normally don't do this' type of thing, as if selling hobby stuff is beneath them.
We don't know everyone's story, and it's not something you can talk or post about it forums. Some things are just not appropriate to share, and I always try to be in society guidelines. But there are times I don't know, and have to get a consult. Yes, I have a type a disorder. No, it is not self-diagnosed. And yes, I am getting help for it, but like most disorders, there's no cure. On top of that, I have to go to the doctor twice a week for my physical ailments. Lord knows until when.
But should I mention that in my selling post? Hi, I don't have health insurance, and my meds, appointments, bone adjustments and therapies costs about 1k a month, so yeah, please buy my things.
Bottom line is, people sell stuff for many reason. If they could have their way, they would keep it. I don't know why I'm talking about this, people have the right to however post their selling thread anyway. I guess I'm just trying to make a point that just because they don't mention it, it doesn't mean they don't have bills to pay or a life to live.
How do I have the means to continue on my hobby then? We make some sacrifices. We live in a basement studio. I'm fine with it. A lot of my friends think it's a cool place, but as you get over thirty, you know you need to live properly. We do not get help from parents, nor do we really rely on cards. We are just thankful that we earn enough, just like everybody else. And on bad days, just like everyone else, we do go overboard. Damn retail therapy. And Dollfie retail therapy are dangerous (you guys know what I'm talking about).
I don't have a car (and the way I am, was repeatedly told that my driving will cost lives.) I get to work and everywhere else by PT. sometimes some fuckers we work with don't reimburse travel expenses. I am thinking of investing in a bike though, but Ray is really against it, with my current condition.
I don't go shopping. While I love looking at cute clothes, shoes, bags, I have no interest in having it. I don't go to the mall. And as fate have it, in recent months I can no longer drink a lot because of medication. If you're like me and your breakfast for when you were in early twenties was vodka, your gut is probably shot by now.
Also because of medication, I no longer spend on weed, and have not probably about a year. you get freebies anyways if you're at someone else's house. I smoke a lot of it in my senior year because it's more affordable than getting medication. To get prescription, you got to also pay for appointment. And all that shit that comes with it, talk about my feelings. Heh. I'm a man! I don't have feelings! Lol~
But I do love buying gifts, and support charities. Lately because I start getting proper help because I'm not getting any younger, my body doesn't renew itself, I can no longer do much of those. Sometimes I feel bad and sad, and feel it would be better off if I give up on my love for Dollfies. But if I do that, I am sure they would probably triple my dosage.
You can say, for almost 10 years, Dollfies have saved my life and have kept me sane, and it seems the only soft side of me that I allowed myself to keep.