Hello! I see people asking all of the time about how supportive family members and friends are about new doll hobbies and collections, whether they should share or not, and what to say to someone if you want to bring your hobby up. This has made me wonder, when you started buying BJD how did you feel about sharing your hobby with others? How has that changed up to this point, and do you feel more comfortable with talking about BJD with non-doll people now, or has it not changed at all? For me personally, I learned about BJD young, but didn't start buying them myself until probably two or three years ago. I always thought there was no way I could afford them. Finally I came to a point in my life I could afford one, and I bought her even though no one I knew approved. My boyfriend at the time (Now thankfully ex boyfriend!!) absolutely hated my dolls, I was constantly arguing about my hobby with him. My mom wasn't a super big fan of me spending a ton of money on them, and my grandpa continuously asked me if I was going to resell them and make some money. Now, several years later I am lucky enough to have a boyfriend who is extremely supportive of my hobbies including my BJDs, my mom has actually become quite the BJD addict herself, and my grandpa has begun to understand their value (and while still arguing with me about doll clothes or anything being Christmas gifts) now no longer questions it. I still don't share much about them with just anyone I meet. When it comes to people asking me about my hobbies, it generally isn't the first thing I bring up. However I think now I would consider telling people about it if the appropriate timing arose. I was never really embarrassed to have dolls, but it is without question something very challenging to approach in every day conversation. I can't wait to hear all of your stories!