Join the rest of the class for show and tell over at Mel’s.
So I signed myself up for a couple of photography classes starting in January. The catch? I needed to get a digital SLR camera for them. This was a major present to myself. I was actually signed up for a beginner’s photography class back in the city I used to live with Mr. X, but a little thing called leaving my abusive husband and moving out of state prevented me from participating in the class.
So, I finally started feeling like I had the energy for a once a week commitment, and I’ve wanted a “good” camera for a while. Signing up for the dSLR introductory class gave me the kick in the butt necessary to spend the money on the camera.
So, the timing being what it is, this could be seen as a divorce present to myself, a New Year’s present, a belated Chanukah present, or an early birthday present. Whatever. I’m just glad that I’m willing to do such a nice thing for myself. This is something that likely never would have happened if I had stayed married to you-know-who.
Now, I’ll actually take a picture with it after the battery charges and I can figure out what the hell I’m doing with this crazy thing. For now, I’m just admiring how pretty it looks.