Hello. To those who have left this hobby for whatever reason, what made you stop? And on the flip side, what made you return? I personally had hit a wall. I found love in other types of dolls and sort of lost myself in those. Many people I know that were into the hobby left and moved on to other adulting things. I also grew weary of the Drama within the hobby. But I have done a lot of growing myself and have returned with a newfound love of my dolls. I never really sold any of them. I just put them away and stored them. But I kept designing my own dolls in the computer and coming up with ideas of how I wanted my own doll to look. Slowly but surely I found my love of he hobby again and started painting a doll. (My Unoa Qluts Mocha Dollybird.). I realized how much I missed it. And I returned. I’m seeing a lot of fresh faces and seeing a lot of new talent that is blowing me away. Essentially distancing myself from the hobby just eventually increases my love of dolls and I am back. After a lot of personal reflection and growth, I’m ready to share my love of dolls with the world. What made you leave? What drew you back in? Stories!!