Ack, I think I really missed the party on this one. Oh well, i'll still comment even if i'm a bit late.
SpottedLove is my fursona. I made her when I was like, 6 or so. Originally, she was exactly like me, or exactly how I imagined myself. I made her smart, (which I wasn't,) I made her kind, (which I wasn't, like, seriously, I was a rude person when I was like 8), I made her have anger issues (I didn't have them, I thought I did but I just got angry over nothing and I was being an idiot.)
However, when I was like 8 again, I began writing a story called In The Mist (renamed The Red Mist) and SpottedLove was the main character. However, since humans are constantly changing, our personalities and stances are changing, especially in developmental years, I was changing. So SpottedLove's personality was changing.
Since I had not written the story yet fully (I was only a couple pages in, hahaha.) I figured i'd be rewriting the beginning again. However, if SpottedLove's personality is constantly changing, it could pose some problems in the story. I don't mean like character development, I mean like inconsistency.
Anyway, I decided to give her a defined character and personality. She became nearly constantly cheerful, kind of dumb, optimistic, VERY extroverted, creative, and she has a strong drive for justice.
But then I had some internal conflict, because I wanted SpottedLove's personality to reflect mine, but at the same time that would kind of require taking her out of the story, or making a new fursona. I didn't want to do either. I tried making a different version of SpottedLove but that failed pretty quick.
At this point, she's still my fursona. She represents me, she's the main character I use, I use SpottedLove as a character but I also kind of use her as myself. She is a big cutie who isn't exactly me but I don't love her any less for it.
I do want to make a new fursona tho, and i'm trying out designs, so hopefully that'll be a thing that happens soon!