My hobbies have always been therapeutic for me. When I was a little girl, I found that writing stories or drawing pictures helped me to express myself. It gave me enjoyment to collect things to artistically display in my room. If I was ever upset, the best therapy was to lose myself in a creative session of some sort or shop for old treasures. I still love the thrill of hunting for things to add to my many collections. Some of the things I have collected over the years include pitchers, souvenir spoons, music boxes, children’s books and cottage ware. Recently, I have also begun collecting clocks and pressed butterflies. Here are a few of my collections.