My first thought was a boring thing, like pay off a bill that I have- I mean that was the only thing that sprang to mind when I found out about this. Then I thought.... hey I could pick up that new camera lens I have been saving for/coveting/drooling over.... then the ideas came pouring in and I could spend 3 times as much- you know how that goes.
So I consulted with a photog friend of mine about the lens and she insisted (!) that I get a new camera body as well, and as long as I was getting a telephoto lens, I should get a wide angle to go with the rest of it, and so that is sitting on my coffee table right meow!
It is an interesting thing about me- I have no problem spending money in my head, I have NO problem enjoying these things that I get. I have a real issue actually pulling the trigger on big purchases. I guess because so many things like this I waited to have the money for them, and in reality I did for this too, but to actually go and buy like this-almost without restraint- was really weird. It made me strangely uncomfortable. I have gotten over it. :)
I actually enjoy the anticipation of getting as much as the having (um, well, sort of), apparently delayed gratification is a pleasure for me. I really do like the waiting and thinking about things and what I will do with them. It is satisfying when it happens then and I really appreciate what I have in my hands. I took 10 whole photos so far. The first night- and I knew this would happen- I couldn't even do anything with it, as I had to charge the battery. I plugged it in after I got home late from play practice- and it was ready just as I headed to bed.... I knew better than to do anything with it then. So I thought about it all day, and by the time I got home Wednesday night I was fairly twitching. So many new things to learn, and I am just bathing in the joy of this....
|Such a pretty girl! Canon 70D with a Sigma 24-70 4.5 lens|