I feel like hobbies, especially unique hobbies like this one, are seldom borne out of nothing. Which leads me to ask, who inspired you to collect? Although she never collected BJDs, I was inspired by my great-great-aunt. She was an avid doll collector who passed her passion on to me at a young age. I'm pretty sure she would've loved ball-jointed dolls if I'd ever had the chance to show them to her. Regardless, I likely would've never even considered the hobby if she hadn't encouraged my interest from the time I was small.