+tsunrisebey Posted December 4, 2008 Share Posted December 4, 2008 (edited) This is a thread just for the heck of it.... you don't win anything, you don't lose anything. It's just simple coin talk I got an email from a buddy the other night (a coiner). It got me thinking a bit about this whole coin thing, I've had these thoughts before but it just confirmed why I do what I do and why I am still into coins. So my question is; why are you still here or maybe you took a break and came back. What really and truly keeps you coming back to buy/trade/collect/lurk/browse whatever it is you do here in the geocoin world? I'm not asking what got you started in coins but why do you continue to be involved in geocoins? Some people could care less about these small hunks of metal and others can't stay away I'm really looking forward to the diverse answers. I've asked myself this question here and there. I always come back to the same thing. I suppose my answer is multi-faceted. I'm going to be very honest so my answer might be a bit surprising to some. I can honestly say that if I couldn't design geocoins, I would probably have moved on by now. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy collecting and trading with people but it's the expression of self - my world view - that I get to express in geocoin form and knowing that people love that and actually want something I did to put in their collection. On the exterior that might seem a little vain but I can assure you it isn't like that at all. There is more to this story. Like I said, when I create a design I put 110% of myself into it. I like to call it designing from the heart. I guess it's my own way of contributing to the world and I really love that. I usually try to explain a bit about the design so people have some idea of what I meant when I designed it but I also leave an element for others to allow their own interpretation. So what does this all mean (yes, I get wordy but that's just me, lol). What truly keeps me into coins is the ocassional letter/note I get from people that tell me a story that is important to them or what the coin means to them, some beauty they find in the coin that touches their life in some way. It's when I hear things like this that I know people are 'understanding me or the intent behind the design'. What an incredible feeling for someone like me and I can only say thank you to those of you who take the time to tell me how I touched your life and in return you touched mine. There have been a handful of times I have wanted to just walk away from coins and be done with it but because of these little treasures I get in letter and note form, it drives me to want to do better and put more smiles on faces. That is why I stay in geocoins and keep coming back for more. Now mind you, that was the biggest reason, there are other factors at play but that one above is the reason I truly stick around. Ok now that I just spilled my guts, your turn Edited December 4, 2008 by tsunrisebey Quote Link to comment
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