Gratitude Bonus Round 17

I’m a day late with this one. This cold has been a doozy. Between napping and going to bed at very early hours, and still trying to have some semblance of a weekend with Husband there wasn’t a lot of time for blogging. 
Yesterday I was thankful for my camera
I bought my camera off of ebay. Kind of on a whim, after determining that I was tired of our delayed action point and shoot, and that I needed better pictures for the blog. For the record, I HATE bidding on ebay. It makes my heart rate sky rocket, my nerves stand on edge, and if I lose, I feel like I’ve lost my next of kin. This night was particularly stressful because a $500+ camera was no small purchase, especially on our single income law school budget. I sat next to Husband on the couch, watching the seconds count down, nervously asking him what I should bid and repeatedly asking to if it was ok to buy it.
We both agree now that it is the the single most well-used thing we have ever bought, and was totally worth the money. There are few days that go by that it isn’t in my hand. Not only has it given me a great hobby and endless hours of happiness, but it has also helped me document our lives and the lives of those around us, as well as the world.
Photography in general has taught me to see the world through a different set of eyes. Someone once told me that as my photography developed I would begin to see the world through my camera lens. It didn’t really make sense until one day I found myself framing “pictures” with my invisible camera (my hands) because all of a sudden I saw everything as a “great shot.”
My camera, and ultimately photography has helped me to slow down and find the beauty in all of the little details of life. It has, in a sense become a limb that I never knew I was missing.

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