One thing I have realized about myself is that I can get really interested in many things (e.g., learning to skateboard or learning to play guitar), but when things get difficult, I have a tendency to give up. However, I think the only hobby I have not given up on is photography. Of course, there had been several times when I would get incredibly jealous of some awesome work another photographer had shot and my thoughts would bring me down. (Mostly knowing that the photographer has been photographing for around the same amount of time that I have is what hits the spot.) Yes, I realize that I have a tendency to compare myself when I need not to. It is difficult for me to see whether or not my photos are “good” because I feel like I lack an artistic eye, but I know I love the feeling I get when I capture the perfect candid moments. No doubt my relationship with photography has definitely been a struggle for me. But despite my on-again-off-again relationship with photography, I decided I was finally worthy enough of a camera upgrade.
It has been almost 5 years since my parents gifted me my first DSLR and now I can afford my own. Cheers to me for finally sticking to a hobby! Now it is time to learn how to use a camera all over again. 🙂