No pressure

I’ve been passive in the blythe hobby as of late. The slump lasted pretty much a year – in part because of the cost of the hobby, the lack of a community in my immediate vicinity, all of the adjustments I’ve had to make because of the move, needing to juggle new responsibilities, which left me with little free time, and new interests.

My dolls have been sitting pretty on the shelf or in the socker greenhouse, unchanging, kind of just waiting patiently for me to pick them up again. All the while, I’ve developed some new interests >_< . This past year, I’ve been REALLY into otome games (seriously went through the looking glass into this whole new world of story telling via visual novel), journaling, and now Tarot cards and crystals. 

I feel like I’m coming full circle though! Two major changes in my doll collection – Elowyn, my stock Cherie Babette, has moved on (sold), and I purchased and received Pineapple Princess! I let go of a translucent FBL and bought a translucent tan blythe (balance kind of restored?).

Fresh from the spa because her hair was a MESS. She’s glorious :3 . I don’t have any variety of skin tones in my doll collection, so PP is a welcome addition. She’s so summery. I’m excited to have her, and I can’t wait to try some outfits on her. 

Surprisingly (for me), I haven’t added any new doll clothes to my collection. Good job, me.

Right now, I’m super into learning to read tarot cards, but I don’t see this competing with my interest in blythe. Reading tarot cards has been a very reflective activity, which I like to do in the park. I think next time, I’ll bring a blythe for a quick photo shoot when I go to the park to read.

My latest additions – The wild unknown deck and a small piece of bismuth (nature is so cool – though I’m pretty sure that this stone is man-made… SCIENCE is so cool).

I hope to revive my blogging, minus the pressure to blog a couple times a week. I find myself not having that much free time, let alone time for any hobbies. I’ve added an exercise routine to my life because of a recent health scare (a doctor told me that I might be Pre-diabetic and possibly have Hashimoto’s). I found out I’m fine, but you know what they say about an ounce of prevention. 

    

That was June.

This is July.

I literally started exercising the day I got the scary news, and I kept going as best as I could. I think the last time I’ve been this diligent was in high school (many moons ago). I have to say, exercising is so time consuming.

I don’t enjoy exercising. 

I hope I have more things to say soon. I still feel a bit disconnected from the blythe hobby. I know there is a blythe meet up group 1.5 hours away, but I feel pretty isolated.

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8 thoughts on “No pressure

  1. Congrats on getting Pineapple Princess! Everyone I’ve seen online who got her said her hair was a terrible mess – so gross! I don’t know why that is acceptable to the manufacturer. I’ve been feeling a bit less connected to Blythe stuff myself this summer – so many competing things to do, especially with the garden in full force. What do you do for exercising? I need to do something. I was walking regularly but now it’s so hot and buggy outside that I just can’t do it.

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    • I know how you mean with competing things to do. I get to a point where I have so many things I COULD do, but I end up just turning on the Great British Bake Off and napping. I’ve actually been jogging/walking, either before or after work (so not while the sun is blazing). I need to be out and about in order to want to exercise, because otherwise my apartment is a black hole of procrastination and loafing.

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  2. Isn’t Pineapple Princess just great? 😀 I’m so glad to know a spa treatment can fix her hair a little. I need to find some time and space to give mine the same treatment. (And maybe finally get around to washing Romana’s hair, too…)

    It’s tough motivating to exercise in summer, isn’t it? I’ve been swimming…or trying to. I keep putting it off. 😦

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    • Pineapple princess is so shockingly tan compared to my other dolls! I kind of love how unique she is and how much her coloring contrasts to my other dolls. I think I need more tan girls…

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      • I know, right? It’s pretty easy to get dark-skinned modern domestic dolls, but they’re sadly rare in Japanese dolls. I want to get that tan Middie from a few years back. (I forget her name, something to do with lemons or lemonade, maybe?) If I ever get another factory girl, she’s definitely going to be one of the darker skinned varieties.

        I recently got an awesome (non-racist!) compo doll from the ’30s or ’40s that I am totally in love with, even though her paint job is kind of lacking. I should do a photo shoot of her with Penny. (Though their styles are somewhat jarringly different…)

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