2017 goals update

Hi all!

No Impel Trading Card update today, but a follow up on my 2017 goals.

2017 has started with us finding a new house to live in. It’s still in the same city, so no drastic relocations, but still, packing and moving everything will take a lot of time. Part of my collection of Joes (most of the ones I had as a kid), I only recently picked up from my parents’ house and are still in boxes, waiting to get sorted, cleaned and displayed or sold if I have extras. All of the ones I bought as an adult collector, will have to be packed along with my Comic Book collection and Trading Cards folders. Not to mention the Kre-O sets that will probably be best of being broken down and put into sealed bags before putting them back in their original boxes. And then we still have all the toys from the kids, clothes, houseware, furniture, the cats, … Save to say, it’ll take some time getting everything sorted, packed, moved and installed back at the new house.

I’ve started working full time this month as well, so I don’t have a lot of spare time left. On my days off, the main focus is my family. Both my daughters are still too small to play with Joes, but I did pass on one of my old 12″ Action Man figures to my oldest daughter to play along with her Barbie dolls 🙂 This is also the elephant in the room… I have 2 daughters and I don’t think they’ll ever be very interested in my Joes. They are real princesses! Don’t get me wrong, I’m really proud of them and love them both very much. I just don’t think they’ll have much interest in G.I. Joe. Maybe I’m thinking to stereotypical, but you can’t deny that Joes are made for boys 🙂 And then I start overthinking again that maybe I’m holding on to my Joe collection because I don’t want to grow up, I want to hold on to being a kid without worries. All of which I can’t of course. I guess I’m struggling with the collector’s existential questions. To collect or not to collect, that’s the question. Let me know what you think on twitter or in the comments below.

Another topic from my 2017 goals was to start writing again on a story I’ve been having in the back of my mind for years but never got around to putting to paper. I’ve been browsing for some writing tools and started on a general outline of the story. I’ve got about half of my prologue ready (sort of, kill your darlings process is always ongoing) and will post something here soon. Keep you coming back for more 🙂

We finally got the first Revolution comics over here, so I need to catch up on my reading as well. No big purchases on the horizon, going to be saving some money to spend on the new house. I’ve started selling some of my Joe toys that I used to scavenge for parts so I could complete a set. If you are interested in some scrap vehicles, still great for completing your own or for customs, I’ll put up a list on the shop page. Just send me a tweet or comment here and we can arrange something.

I guess that’s all for today. I’ll probably post the Impel Trading Card post later this week. I’ll get back to my poundering for now.

Happy Collecting and YoJoe!


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