Heavens, it's been a while since I've been active around here--and I'm glad to be back! I am the type of person whose interests wane dramatically through out time. Often, I have hobbies that I get in to for a few months, then back off of for a while. Very, very often, in fact. I do this with games, art, movies, BJDs, books, etc. The things that I "always come back to" are what I typically consider to be my real "hobbies." This is about the end of my third break from BJDs, so I think it's time to officially add them to my list of hobbies. That being said... I'm curious if anyone else is like me. I have two BJDs at the moment, an EP Turkish Angora and a DOD Shall. In the past year or two, I've had a lot of trouble bringing them back and forth to school, so they've been carefully packed up and stored at home until it's finally time for me to get in to them again. Although I'm still a year off for graduation, I can feel the BJD calling yet again, and I think it's almost time for my semi-annual BJD obsession period. So here are my questions for you guys! Do you ever find yourself taking "breaks" from the hobby? If so: ​How long do your "breaks" typically last? What's the longest "BJD Break" you've ever taken? What are the various reasons you take breaks from the hobby? (Is it just because your interests wane, or because of finances, living situations, etc?) When you get back in to BJDs after coming out of a "break," do you have any guilt for neglecting your dolls or the community? When you've taken a long break from BJDs, do you have to deal with any skepticism from your family or friends about how much you love BJDs? Do you find yourself having the same issues you had with them when first starting in the hobby? If you've never taken a break from BJDs, do you think you ever will? Why or why not?