For the past 2 months I been buying a new photography setup, at the moment I ended up with:
Sigma 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 DC
Sigma APO 150mm F/2.8 Macro EX DG HSM
Feisol CM-1401 Monopod
Manfrotto 190MF4 + 460MG
And virtually, no time to use it .. so on the spur of the moment I put it all up for sale on the POTN forums, got a few people interested and then had to hold myself back.
I had to remind myself why I was even buying photography gear .. I need an outlet .. and the outlet is not shopping/selling stuff.
My career is very demanding, and can be stressful, so I must find something that I can do that is completely unrelated to computers, internet, sll, etc etc .. nothing technical .. something creative as a past time, and photography was one of my big passions as a kid, so it was a natural choice for an outlet/past time .. when I didn’t find the time I was about to give up and sell it all .. NO
What I must force myself to to is to find the time, get away from it all and just go outdoors, take candid or nature photos, forget about work ..
I am a workaholic .. and I need to stop being one 24x7x365 and enjoy life a little more, it’s been over 5 years since I took a vacation, in 7 weeks we are off to Paris for a much needed one, and I intent to record it all on my over budgeted camera 🙂