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Moving forward a bit more to early 2020! I think everyone knows the time period in question is when the world shut down and nobody knew when or if life would go back to normal. It was during this time I started collecting wrestling memorabilia and in my opinion again expanding my personality actually giving myself interests. I've always considered myself a bit of a historian for the profession we all love and this was my way to preserve history and finally be proud of being a fan.
Prior to starting to collect I never really spent much money, because anything I wanted I just waited for birthdays or Christmas. Times were changing though and I had grown up, I wasn't a kid anymore and couldn't wait for others to buy me things I wanted. Also I believe during the pandemic, collecting gave me something to keep my mind off always being home. I was struggling a bit mentally though at this time not really realizing I was until I was able to look back in hindsight, but I was struggling and didn't want to admit it.
Moving to the fall of 2020 I started to stream on Twitch and instead of learning prior to starting I winged it figuring to learn as I go. I had previously tried streaming on Twitch in the summer of 2015 and embarrassed myself thinking that I'd never do it again, but I was back though. In streaming I found something else that could both expand my personality and give me outlet during a time in which I really needed one as the pandemic was still in full effect.
To this day, I look at my collection and think how amazing it would be to be able to display most if not all of the collection I have procured over the last few years. At this point though I have limited space and can't display everything. The amount of collection pieces I have stored away would likely blow people's minds. I still find pieces today that I didn't either know I had or forgot I had purchased in the past few years, because at some points a lot was coming in all at once. Could I make a museum? Probably, but being able to display everything and see something I'm very proud of and would love to be able to share on a larger scale. Sharing isn't something I've always been good at, but I'm trying to get better at it!