Sunday, January 6, 2008

Resolutions and a New Hobby

Since this is my first post for the new year, I'd like to cover my New Year's resolutions. First of all I want to lose 10-15 pounds which shouldn't be too overly hard, but nonetheless not every enjoyable. I've been drinking a slimfast shake for breakfast, eating a lean cuisine for lunch and having a low calorie snack in the afternoon followed by a sensible dinner. Another resolution I'd really like to keep is keeping my house cleaner. I did really well when we first moved in, but since I started working and going to school it's been tough, but I figure where there's a Will, there's a way (no pun intended) because I did get quite a lot of "encouragement" from my husband Will. I also want to look my very best everyday. With going to school and working, it's all to easy for me to just roll out of bed, throw on scrubs, throw my hair in a heap on my head and go to school, but I want to look my best. That's all I can think of now, so I'll go into my new or rather revisited hobby. I've always enjoyed taking pictures of people, things, places, anything really. It makes me feel all good inside to be able to capture a moment forever. I have a point-and-shoot digital camera that has been very kind to me and I've gotten tons of great photos with it, but it's time for me to move on, to an SLR digital camera that is. I've chosen the Canon digital Rebel XTi with the 17-85mm standard Zoom lens. I'm more than excited to be purchasing this camera. I've done extensive research on this camera, and based on where I'm at in the hobby of photography, I believe this is the perfect camera for me to really jump in. Some day I'd to upgrade to a true professional level camera, and possibly take photographs as a fun side job. The thought of taking pictures for someone's wedding or portraits of a newborn baby really excite me. We'll see what the future holds for me. I'd love to be a full-time pharmacist and part-time photographer!