Should one feel guilty about their hobby? I find myself in a quandary and have to ask what is right and what is wrong? Am I right? Am I wrong? I just sold a few items, simply to generate free cash to buy stuff I have been wanting. I didn't want to use our income as I would prefer that to pay for other bills, savings, food, etc....yet, my wife feels I am sneaking about selling stuff and avoiding telling her. Maybe to a point I am, I try not to ask for much but what I feel is reasonable. Yet, I feel often when I sell something that my wife that I love so much, has different ideas on how it should be spent. I would also add, that I do let my wife handle the household fiances as I well suck at being responsible with money, that has always been her strong suit and I respect strengths of one another in a marriage. I also never once argue if she wants to spend money on something and support anything she wants to do. Life is short, so I won't deny anyone a moment of appreciation.
So, I am selling my hobby stuff. Plunder I had gathered before I was married. I look online and I see people blowing tons of cash on their hobby stuff in Kickstarters, blogs filled with cool miniatures they bought and painted and wonderful scenery. All of which costs money, things that are not cheap. So, the solution is simple, sell to satisfy the need. Get rid of something you don't use for something you will use or appreciate. my wife and I are not rich, we do well enough and pay our bills and I feel live reasonable. Can there always be more and better? Yes, but I think anyone can say that. Perhaps I am just a kid at heart still trying to figure out how to overcome the jealous kid complex, while I watch others rack up credit cards on thousands of dollars in pledges to Kickstarters, I have to just be happy with what I can. To a point, I am good with that....I have always learned to make do with whatever is in front of me and I appreciate it.
Does any of this babble make sense? What are your thoughts? I should be more upfront if anything with my wife, I know she doesn't see the value I do in the hobby. A $100 spent on a game item would make her go what the hell. To me it is an investment in enjoyment and helps keep me stable/grounded. Gaming is something that helped me in my youth, it matured me, it taught me reasoning, it taught me how to make friends, to read and expand my vocabulary, it taught me history and it gave me a spot to hide from the cruel world at times when you needed to step away from reality to save your sanity. I am sure many can say the same thing and understand my meaning. I welcome your insight!