After about 10 years of collecting and accumulating more then 2000 unique "koozies", I'm running out of places to put them.
As I look at my collection in the basement room, I am contemplating where the newest editions can be displayed. The walls are lined with shelves that are filled with beer sleeves. There are no open spaces left!
I have a box with about 100 from the latest Australian tour that is sitting in the middle of the room. Where can these go? Maybe a large spinning display in the center of the room? I don't know.
I guess this begs the question: Why do I keep going? What motivates me to be continually searching for new pieces for the collection? The answer is quite simple. It's all about the hunt!
It's a reason to stop and check out a garage sale in the middle of nowhere. Take a side road to visit a small town just to check out an old antique store. Strike up a conversation with a stranger at a festival. Each one of the "koozies" in my collection has a story and brings back vivid memories of some great times.
If I can offer a piece of advice; Start a collection. It doesn't have to be big or expensive or glamorous. Maybe a small rock that you find on an epic hiking trip or a little vial of sand from a beach that you want to remember. Just find something that can give you an excuse to try something new. Explore a place you haven't been. The world is filled with so many marvelous treasures and amazing people. For me, and maybe you too, sometimes you just need a little excuse to get out there and experience it!
Thanks for stopping by guys. I'm planning on writing a little weekly blog about my journey and struggle with Brewski Blazers. Just a little background view on something that I am passionate about and trying to turn from a dream into a reality.