Friday, November 23, 2018

Do You Ever Feel "Lost"?

For years I had been trying so hard to finish up the Psych Autograph and Ghostbuster autograph sets and finally this year I was able to accomplish both.

 


Even though I am beyond excited to have those accomplishments sealed, it has left me feeling a bit empty and a bit "lost" since I finished them. It's like I have no direction to move forward with.

These sets took so much of my time and focus trying to trade for, seek out, and add the pieces that I always had something to strive for. But, now, even though I have so many, well, so, so, so many other hobby projects I want to accomplish, I don't have quite the drive as I did with the Ghostbuster and Psych autograph sets to finish them.

I even have more to go with Psych and Ghostbusters, but even those don't give me the drive I had.

With Psych, I have insert sets and
 

the relic sets I wanna build.
 

Ghostbusters there are slime cards, inserts, sketch cards, patch cards that I want to build more of.
 

So even though there is so much more to go with those projects among others, I still feel lost. The best way to describe it is being on a sugar high. You know, drinking ten Red Bulls, eating a tub of frosting and a box of Little Debbie kind sugar high and then hitting that crashing period where it knocks you out. That's where I am at.

I am sure at some point the "Hobby Gods" will show me which direction to go in, but for now, I am in a rut sort of with my direction and focus. I am still collecting everything for now but have no main goal.

I also wonder if it's not just because of the finishing of these sets. Maybe I collect too much or have too many projects going on at once? Then I say, "is there such a thing?"

So how about you guys. When you finish a huge accomplishment that took you a long time to do? Do you easily get right back to the next one? Or do you feel "lost" for awhile? I want to feel not alone in comments!

14 comments:

  1. Seems like there's always something else for me to work on. At this point I would LOVE to feel lost for a while, lol. Don't stress it.

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    1. I am not. Just at a lull on which project to move onto next.

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  2. I've been feeling that way all year. Since 2012 every single day of my life was spent scanning and posting to the Trading Card Database. I finished that December 21st last year and now I'm just kind of wandering aimlessly through the hobby. Spent two months catching up on the Excel projects I put off but finished them too. The new Cardboard History Gallery has taken up the last three+ months but I'm closer to being done than not.

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    1. It's hard to figure out where to turn next once you complete a long project. That Psych one for me was started in 2013.

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  3. My want list is full of uncompleted projects. I have a 4000 box full of incomplete oddball sets not listed on the blog page. If I had time to determine what cards I need for these, even THAT would feel like an accomplishment.

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    1. Good point. I have most of my wants listed above for sets but some I still need to sort out. Maybe that should be my next starting point.

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  4. I can totally see where you're coming from... even though I don't usually share that feeling. I've got so many things I'm working on... it's hard to feel lost. I'm more in the "overwhelmed" category. Hope you find some things to distract you.

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    1. I just need a direction so I am not all over the place. Need to find the next big project.

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  5. I am finding myself with so many interesting genres I want to pursue at the moment. Not enough time or money unfortunately. But I hear ya, I think we all eventually get there at some point.

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    1. Money plays a big factor for me as well even if I find a new direction.

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  6. Why not collect the Lost sets? That was a great tv show with lots of autographs and relics to go after

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