How did your American Girl Doll influence your current life today?

I am not kidding you that I am who I am today because of Felicity Merriman.

I had a few of them because those girlies are all I would ask for Christmas and Birthdays, but Felicity was my go to girl. I watched her movies, had all the accessories, and ultimately she has shaped me into the woman I am today; Independent, strong willed, and doesn’t need no man. Somehow didn’t end up a horse girl though (very surprising). 

Has anyone else related to their American girl doll in the future? Or wish they had? It can’t just be me.