I know yesterday's post may have seemed a bit glum, but I want to just clarify things.
I am not going to stop blogging.
I am not going to stop collecting.
I am merely slamming the brakes on how much I am buying and how much time I am spending looking for new cards to buy. I have a platform with this blog to tell the world about my collection. I enjoy that.
I have over 2,300 unique cards of Cutch in my spreadsheet (and probably a stack of another 50 not yet logged). I could find something to write about for each one for over 7 years.
I am still in the early process of this understanding of what my goal with the blog may be.
This signed 1st Bowman card may help bring me closure of realizing I don't have to have the Ash Ketchum mentality (Pokemon reference of "gotta catch them all").
The card features a bible inscription
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
I can not speak for anyone else but myself. I don't want to live my life defined by my collection. Collecting no matter what it is has always been fun to me, but around 2005 it became more of an obsession, an addiction with my comic books, comic art, and eventually baseball cards (again).
There are other things I would like to be remembered for.
This bible verse has always been in my heart. Whenever something bad happens to my family, friends, and other loved ones I have always thought in simple terms "it will be ok".
Sometimes I say it aloud not understanding the true meaning of why "it will be ok".
Then I go on to say things like "it just will be. Life will get better." Never did I force religion on someone or quote the bible or even mention the Lord's name. That wasn't me. It was as if I was ashamed to admit of my faith.
I was ashamed to admit that there was a higher power greater than myself that always made things "good for me."
Why would I be ashamed? Why should I be ashamed?
In short, I shouldn't be.
In long term going forward, I won't.
This blog will feature a bible quote every Sunday going forward. If that isn't your thing, I am sorry. To those that aren't religious and want to immediately unfollow the blog, I challenge you to just try and open your heart before you click that button. It may be life changing.
Baseball cards will still be appearing on this blog regularly.