We've had humorous threads about the side-effects of the BJD hobby (house in a state of mess due to sewing projects, perpetual empty wallet syndrome, etc.) and I thought it might be nice to have a thread about the more positive rewards--other than the obvious reward of sharing life with such beautiful and unique dolls. I was just thinking back to when I got my job...it was my first job, and I'm so socially phobic that the entire process (application, interview, First Day On The Job) was just terrifying. But one thing pulled me through: the thought that I'd be able to save up for my BJD. It was that hope that got me, someone who was always too shy or too afraid to start ANYTHING, to get a real job, which has been one of the most positive things in my life. So, what has BJD done for you?