^^Maybe this isn't technically a "good" photo with the bubbles, but I for one love it. So that makes it "good" in my book ;) ^^ 

^^ I am so bummed that didn't quite get this one in focus... it was almost so good. I know my mistake, it's the same one I've been making over, and over, and over and over, from the very first day I started shooting in manual & aperture priority: I always go low on the aperture, even when it's not necessary for the shot I'm going for... setting myself up for issues (in case you were in the mood for me to throw out some photography terms that make me sound like I know what I'm doing ;). ^^

So, I've been wanting to get a new camera. After catching up with an old friend who is now a photographer (In case you happen upon this, Wassup Joe Buck?) and getting some advice from him, I know which one I want to go with! Now all I have to do is come up with the money. As tempted as I am to just dip into savings and buy it, I know that over the last few years, that's been my problem. I want something, I have the money for it, so I buy it. Too fast. Sometimes regretting soon after. And not really appreciating it. 

There's a good MMM post on this, but I can't seem to find the exact post I'm looking for at the moment, so I'll try to sum it up for you as best I can from memory. Basically, you you want something, in this case, a new camera. So, you think it through, hopefully coming to the decision that you really don't need it, and that what you've already got will suffice... or you decide that yep, you do want it. Okay, so here's what you do: you research, research, research, to make sure that you know exactly what you want/what will best serve your needs, in my case: Nikon D3000 or Cannon 70D? Figure that out, then you research, research, research to make sure you will end up with the best deal possible. Then, you save, save, save. All that time spent working for the money and saving it up will hopefully make it become very clear to you exactly how much work and time it takes to get that money, and then make you much more mindful of spending that money. Maybe after working so hard/long to save enough money, I'll change my mind and decide that a new camera isn't worth it after all. Or if it does still seem worth all that work and saving, imagine how much more I will appreciate what I get. Right? Right.

Okay, I really wish now that I had a link to give you to MMM's explanation, I'm sure it was much better than that. Hopefully my explanation will at least make some sort of sense....

Now you may be wondering, how the heck do you plan on saving up money when you're not making any money? Good point my friend. I'm going to have to figure out a way to make money now aren't I? Remember my New Year's Goals? One of which was: Try to figure out a way to make money doing something I enjoy. Well, the Etsy shop has gone nowhere fast, which is kinda what I expected considering the amount of time and work I (didn't) put into it. But it's all good in the hood, I've got another plan in the works...

My brother-in-law is convinced that folks (in particular those who don't subscribe to a MMM lifestyle) would spend their hard earned cash on my chocolate chip pie. So rather than go into another long and rambly explanation here, I'll just sum it up with: I'm going to try to sell some baked goods. I'll share more once I actually get that ball rolling. But yeah, to sum up my plan, save up hundreds of dollars for a new camera, one pie at a time :) Could be interesting...

P.S. Here's a MMM post that talks about something kinda, sorta similar if you're interested. At least it's the post that would hopefully talk you out of your purchase :)

Toodles friends!

1 comment:

  1. SO....Bad aperture or not...EVERY ONE of those shots of my unbelievably-too cute for words-takes after her Aunt-niece is frame-worthy...If not CANVAS worthy!!! Good job Momma!



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