Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I am so lucky to have finally found something I love. For fifteen years, I really never knew what I wanted to do when I grew up. I just never could give an answer. I'd say stuff like, "Oh, yeah, I want to be a nurse or a marine biologist." But we all knew that probably wasn't going to happen. Neither of those things involve something I enjoy. Well, that's a lie. I love anything that has to do with marine animals or the ocean, but I don't want to do anything associated with that for a living.

About eight months ago, when I was at Rockbridge Alum Springs Young Life camp for Fall Weekend, my wonderful friend Jessie Wheatley (who has been in my blog a few times) had just gotten a Nikon D3000 and had it with her. I had never used a DSLR camera before, although I was always jealous of people that had one. Haha. I went over to where she was, taking pictures of friends, and just talked to her about it for a while. She even let me take some pictures. And that's when I fell in love. Oh my gosh. So much fun. I had no idea about cameras at that time. All I knew how to do was press the shutter button to take a picture. And zoom. =). But seriously, it was the greatest thing ever. I didn't want to give it back. 

So....... after some research and discussions with my older brother (who loves photography and knows a ton about cameras), I talked to mom and dad. Then one day while mom and I were in Charlottesville, we went to Best Buy and I craftily and sneakily talked her into buying me one for Christmas. Mwahahaha. Okay, but really, they know now that it is the best gift I've ever received. Half my life would be me doing nothing if I didn't have that camera. But anyways, I ended up buying the Canon Rebel XSi and getting the kit lens (18-55mm) and the 55-250mm telephoto. The funny and kind of sad part about this story is that they were out of the telephoto lens when I decided I wanted it. And guess why? Because I let someone else that was waiting for a sales person in front of me. And since I was waiting for my sales guy to check on the lens, the person I let in front of me got it......... HAHA. Note to self: Be mean and selfish and don't ever let anyone in front of you. Haha. Buuuuut thankfully they ordered me one. =). I had to wait until Christmas for it anyway, so it wasn't a big deal. It just took FOREVER. And my patience slowly deteriorated.

Okay, that's enough of me talking about absolutely nothing. But I am really blessed to finally have something to do that I love. Even if when I get to college I decide to take a totally different career path, at least this is a great hobby that I'll carry with me forever. I love mi cámara.

And finally, here are some pictures. =D. Get ready for extreme randomness. 

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