My collection is down to it’s lowest point since my first few months collecting. I am down to 14 tarantulas, and I’ve only gotten one new one in well over a year. A handful of males have matured and passed, a couple tarantulas went to a friend, and one was lost during a molt. There are a dozen of my favorite species that I no longer have. But because I had them before, it is not a simple matter of desire, it is of longing. This is a poor season to buy new tarantulas (simply for the shipping factor,) but I would like to begin looking again in the Spring, when my birthday happens to be.
Once I return from the store, I’ll take a picture of my newest addition, and a couple of Christmas pictures - per request. I wouldn’t say that I’m back, but I’m making a small appearance right now. :) I don’t have the same limitations and obstacles that I did before when I tried returning to Tumblr, so we’ll just see how this goes.
I just want to thank you all - even the ones that aren’t online, or haven’t done anything. I am often astonished at how many people have not unfollowed me through countless months of absence and broken activity. It is only evident to some of the people that I follow, but I do get on Tumblr every day to scroll, browse, and check in on everyone. I’m never truly gone, if you need to get in touch.
But every time I do make an appearance again, I’m welcomed with open arms, and it really touches me. It means the world. Every like, reblog, message, every cute little tag you might leave, it all adds up and it makes a difference in my life. It makes me feel wonderful, and that significantly encourages being around more often.