I'm not a quitter though. I will find the time to power through all of this, I may have to hold off on some of the blog projects I had going like scanning all of my Braves inserts, autos and relics. Eventually I'll get back to semi-regular posting, I just don't know when that will happen.
I recently bought a rack pack of the new 2013 Topps Football and while I loved opening the pack, I just couldn't muster up the excitement that I had last year to want to build the set. Thankfully though the recent box of Allen & Ginter I opened (and even a few packs of Garbage Pail Kids Chrome) have renewed my desire to keep collecting.
I guess going forward I need smaller and more concise collecting goals. One thing that is apparent is I can't build (or attempt to) so many different sets. I need to focus on one or two sets until they are done...or at least a few cards away from being done. While I won't stop collecting my Atlanta Braves or my hometown Carolina Panthers and soon the be Charlotte Hornets again, I don't see myself searching out deals at card shows (that rarely come to my area) or online at eBay. I'm still open to trading of course, but I've got to get my extra cards in order before I can attempt to do anymore trades.
The other realization I came too is I need to pair down my player collections. I've expanded it way too large over the years so I need to reel that in a bit. Eventually I'll edit the sidebar w/ the players I'm actively collecting.
So there you have it. I just wanted to give a real update on why I've been absent of sorts. I want to walk away, but I know I'll miss it if I do...so I just need to put in the time and effort to get caught up and then make the necessary changes so I won't feel defeated.