Well, I did it-- I allowed myself to go into a little bit of controlled, interest free debt for a year. I think it's worth it though...
When I was in high school I really enjoyed my photography class. When I started doing photography I was going through some pretty rough stuff even by teenage standards. I was really struggling to find myself after some traumatic events. I found a pretty solid voice through taking pictures. I had a great teacher who was incredibly supportive. Still to this day fellow classmates reminisce about what a class environment that was. I loved photography so much I eventually pulled my head out of butt (sorry, I know that was a little graphic) improved my grades and ended up going to art school. I loved it, until my old demons crept back to haunt me. Long story short-it's been awhile since I wanted to take pictures again. Just in the past weeks I have desperately wanted to start back up. The hubbie okay'd the purchase and even though I was hesistant, I am feeling pretty excited now. I also got a pretty cool lens.
I am sure I will be posting many visual updates in the future :)
I also splurged on a new sewing machine today. (geez-- what has gotten into me) I couldn't help it though. I really love to sew, it is the one thing that frustrates me and rewards me all at the same time. My Grandmother taught me to sew and it the one I know I can do to honor her memory. David and I were discussing his impending deployment and my coping skills for said deployment yesterday while on our way to Costco. I was telling him that I needed to seriously find some hobbies besides being Sasha's Mommy before he left or I was going to go crazy while he was gone. While walking through Costco I noticed they had an awesome machine with all these new bells and whistles that I have been wanting for awhile. Up until now I had been pretty stubborn about using a "fancy" machine. That all changed when I noticed how low the price was. So today I bought a new sewing machine.
I am hoping to start using some of creative processes to work through all the emotional baggage I have been carrying around lately. I am pretty excited! If I get to 50 followers I promise to have a cool giveaway with something handmade from my brand spanking new sewing machine, too :)