It's 6AM in my corner of the world, and by all accounts I should be asleep because it's a Saturday morning and I have no reason to be awake right now. It's really nice to have some downtime to be nostalgic, though, and to take a short trip down memory lane. The weird part is that "memory lane" was literally only a few years ago.
I'm not sure what prompted it, but around this time in 2013 I thought it would be a great idea to start up a comic series - something I hadn't done in years - and it prompted a return to BZPower in a way that I wasn't expecting. I was involved again, and it was a lot of fun.
And then in 2014 I just got busier and busier, and never really slowed down. My last status on here was in September 2014, and I haven't posted anything since. Part of it was that feeling you get after being away for such a long time and you're not sure if you're even welcome back, while the other part of it was just being so busy doing other things that you don't have time for your old hobbies.
The hardest thing about time moving the way it does is that you are never the same person a year later. So many things have the potential to change. The biggest thing for me is that in March of this year, in order to make some bill payments and at the insistence of my then-girlfriend, I sold my entire Bionicle/Lego collection, save for two McToran.
It was really the end of an era, for me. From that point onward, things were never the same between me and the toys that really changed my life. I don't want this post to end on a down note, though, so here are some happy thoughts.
The beautiful thing about memories is that nothing but freak circumstances can take them from you. Your old toys may get sold, or you may move to another city, or you might just grow up and graduate from college in a few months, but through all of that, those good childhood memories will stick with you forever.