So, if you don’t follow me on Twitter, you wouldn’t know that I picked up a new DLSR body today!
It’s funny though, I’m feeling first-world guilty about it. I don’t really need a new DSLR, in that my old one still works just fine. I feel seriously conflicted about this because it’s something I wanted and not something I needed! And it wasn’t cheap (but it was the least expensive one I found…) so I think that’s adding to it. I’m not the person to drop huge sums of money on things (I bought my laptop last winter when mine died on me, and it almost gave me an anxiety attack in the Apple store) and especially not for things that I don’t “need.”
I also stopped taking the amount of photos that I once did with my D40, so again, more guilt. A good photographer doesn’t need the best equipment, just a good eye. I don’t know if I still have the eye, but I want to take more pictures in 2012. Put more up around the house, have a couple of albums so that we can show our friends and family places we’ve been and events we’ve had. 2012 is going to be the year of travel for Thomas and I — two trips at least for us both, probably three for me.
Definitely first world guilt coming on. Ugh. Am I gonna use this? Should I have saved my money and spent it on something more practical? What about my braces in 2012? What about the Mexico trip in February, what about the trip to Coachella Thomas and I want to take? What if what if what if, etc.
Way too in my own head for my own good.
Here are the pictures of Luna I promised:
And some photos I found on Thomas’ memory card from Vegas that are too good not to share!
This week, I’m going to make a concentrated effort to bring my lunch to work every day. I’ve gotten into the terrible habit of eating out more often than not, and it’s usually some kind of deep fried goodness.
With diving on break until January and the sudden influx of too many French fries and chicken fingers, I’ve thrown any strides I’ve made toward toning up my figure out the window. I’m basically back at square one and I really don’t like it. I wanted to take diving and yoga and make a healthier choice for myself. And it took one month to undo!
Not to mention I buy food that just goes bad in my fridge because Thomas and I don’t eat at home much.
So it stops this week! I don’t want to kibosh going out altogether, because I went out with my co-workers on Friday and it was a really great way to get to know them better. There’s a fine line between lazy and social, and I want to make sure I don’t exclude the social part of lunches out.
Going to yoga class tonight too.
Today’s been another relaxing day. Been watching the Office (love the episode where Michael is trying to learn the gender part of Spanish and puts Post-its full of genitalia all over his office. Why didn’t I think of that?!) and doing my laundry while relaxing with the cats.
So I’ve imported all the entries from my Livejournal account (but they are password protected). Just having everything all in the same spot makes me feel tons better about blogging in general.
I’ve been avoiding writing, because I have no idea what the heck I’m supposed to be writing about! I’ve never liked talking about my job in detail because A) I don’t need that found by my employers and misconstrued and, B) I don’t need everyone on the Internet knowing where I work.
Speaking of work though, it is going well. I still really enjoy my new position and like what I do, but I am a bit sad this week as well. Someone is stepping down (and while it’s for all the right reasons, I’m still sad to see them go!) and someone was let go last week. Yesterday was my first full-on “not great” day at work, and it’s more a personality issue than it is one with the processes in place or work that I’m doing.
So overall, it’s still fabulous. And I love taking transit to work everyday instead of driving. It’s nice to sit back and not have to think about rush hour, traffic jams, or gas and mileage being put onto my (older) car.
In my personal life, things are going well there too. Thomas and I will be celebrating our second Christmas together (and this time we’ll be in the same city!), and our first living together. I just can’t gush enough about him; he makes me so completely and totally happy, and I can only hope that I do the same for him. <3
Our cats are still crazy, but there’s nothing new about that.
I renewed my Flickr pro account, and have loaded all my camera gear into my backpack again so that I’ll have my DSLR handy at all times. You just never know when a photo will pop up. And while I’ve known this for awhile (and cursed my lack of camera on more than one occasion!) it took my account expiring for me to do anything about the situation. Huh.
I need to grab some lunch though. Meeting a friend to get a bite in the middle of the afternoon: just another perk about my job!