I have always loved photography. Both looking at other people’s and taking my own. In high school, I had an old Pentax 35mm that I adored. I loved shooting in black-and-white because I could process the film myself. I longed for a darkroom so that I could develop film as well.

Once the digital cameras came out, I really couldn’t afford more than a point-and-shoot so, with the exception of the normal, everyday kid shots, I pretty much stuffed my passion back down and ignored it for years.

Jon has a hobby. He enjoys “playing” with HO scale trains. Admittedly, I’ve been a bit jealous because I’ve had nothing. He has an escape, I have nada.

Then, for Christmas, he got me a DSLR. A Nikon D3200. I’m in heaven. The only problem is that it’s been so darn cold, I can’t really do much with it except take some random indoor shots of the kids that, without a proper flash, keep being way underexposed. I did find a cheapy flash that should be on its way to me. It should work well for my uses.

And with that, I have a hobby again.

Do you have any hobbies? You know, things that make you, “you”? Things you do that don’t necessarily involve children or significant others?