There for a while I felt there was nothing out there for me. The days were just so slow but at the same time they were going by with nothing to show for it. I would wake up each morning with a cup of coffee and the newspaper. I’d check my email and then what? ” What do I do today?” Well there’s nothing to do when you don’t have a car. Unless you want to spend the money on a cab.
I had to ask myself what do I love to do and that”s photography and travel. I use to do this when I was younger. I would travel alone to New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona a lot. So much beauty out there! I would always stay weeks at a time. Then something happen – I became ill. Everything came to a halt. So I have done nothing except try to take care of myself. I have Bipolar, and I do not wish it on anyone. I haven’t had a relationship in 8 years, because I’ve been trying to have a relationship with myself.
One day, I was searching on the internet under hobbies, and once again came across photography. I found this group for photographers who meet and go on trips. I joined and it has motivated me so much that I splurged on a new Nikon D5100. I love it! I was using a point and shoot, but it wasn’t giving me the shots or gratification I wanted.
Now, every day I go out early in the morning with my dog and take pictures of birds, scenery, and anything that moves. I even submitted a photograph to a juried art show. Too much competition, but I did it.
It fees so good to have something again that challenges me yet gives me the satisfaction I’ve been looking for.
I’m starting a blog with my photographs to tell how I took the pictures.