Well, that's one definition of "passion". Most people have at least one thing they're passionate about doing. In no particular order, here are some of mine (with old photos):
1. Spending time with my family.
3. Learning to paint.
4. Scuba diving.
Now I will need to add photography to the list because - *drumroll* - I just got a new camera as a birthday+Christmas gift! It's a Canon Rebel Ti6. It's a big step up from my little point and shoot.
But the emotion I currently feel for it is not passion but fear. I'm really, really afraid that I'll never learn to use it, or I'll break it first. This must be the way some people feel when confronted with learning to use a computer or email for the first time.
However there is always the Auto+ Setting! Thank goodness. So I finally started taking pictures. Here are a few of the first ones:
Also I sit in front of the computer looking at the PDF of the manual, holding the camera, and page by page working through the instructions. It's just so overwhelming! All the little buttons that must be pushed in the right order!
Still…these first shots look sharper and brighter. That's encouraging. Hopefully taking photos at Ted's birthday dinner tonight will give me confidence. Hopefully soon fear will turn to enthusiasm, excitement, "passion" for photography.