A few days ago Trevor of Bump & Run Football challenged all card bloggers to include something they are thankful for in posts this week. While I forgot to specifically mention that in my previous post, I think the thankfulness shows through.
Hobby wise, I am really thankful for those of you in this hobby who continue to be selfless givers, who send me stuff at random. I'm a little embarrassed about how rarely I actually send anything out- although when I do I try to make it something really special. I have definitely been on the receiving end of your kindness WAY more than I've given back.
I'm thankful that I get to take part in the hobby. In any hobby. I probably have one of the lowest budgets for the hobby of any blogger, yet I wouldn't trade my collection for the world. I have said this before, but I truly feel that it's a privilege that I've been able to curate a collection of this magnitude.
I'm thankful that my health problems haven't taken away my hobbies...yet. They've taken so much else from me.
I'm thankful that medicines have been invented that allow me to continue to live.
I'm especially thankful for how my modeling has gone this year. I'm pretty much done for the year, but this year, 2020, was the absolute best year for me in modeling, ever. I completed 35 1/24 NASCAR models, 21 1/64 NASCAR models, 1 space station and 1 building. I finally put the skills together to be able to build the way I've always wanted to. From 2010-2019 I built a grand total of 10 NASCAR models, 5 of them in 2019. I thought I would never build another 1/64 car, thinking I had to give that up forever. But I'm getting it back, and doing better, cleaner work than I have ever done before. I may finish a couple more 1/64 builds (targeting 25 on the year) and maybe 1 or two more assorted builds...time will tell. (And believe me, I will write a recap post at the end of the year).
I'm thankful that you all read what I write. I am a nobody, in that I'm not an athlete, or professional writer. I don't make anything happen. The world doesn't really need me...yet people still care about what I have to say. I've said it before, but I didn't expect to have a readership. I definitely didn't expect to get an average 80 views and a few people who are regular commenters.
I'm thankful that I've been able to build and maintain 2 very large websites.
I'm thankful to be alive, really. I'm thankful for women who take their clothes off on the internet.
I also am thankful to you for reading. Whether you're a regular commenter or have never commented before, the thanks are there no matter what.