Have you ever had one of those days when everything just seems to crumble? I don’t mean the days when something significantly bad happens.. I’m more referring to the days when you just can’t get out of your own way. I had one of those yesterday.
It started early yesterday morning, the second day of my winter vacation when I went to take some photos for this little blog. I set up the self timer, was hopping in the shot, when suddenly I heard a crash. I had knocked my tripod, complete with DSLR camera into a wall and immediately I knew it was toast.
I used to be able to handle these situations just fine, but since being sick I feel like I’m always a moment away from a breakdown; and breakdown I did. I think it was partly the build up from how crumby I had felt over the past few days, but also, I really love this little outlet, and my photos are a big part of that.
After a good cry I decided to put on my big girl pants and just suck up the cost of a new camera. I ended up getting a steal of a deal on an upgraded model with wireless and some other cool new features (Nikon D3400 for camera nerds like myself) and am actually quite pleased with the upgrade.
My question is, does anyone else mind when these things happen much more now that they’re sick? Logically, shouldn’t it be the other way around? I’ve dealt with multiple disappointing appointments, a couple chronic diagnosis’s, and even unrelenting heart disease and in all honesty, I was probably better able to handle those.
P.S. the image for this post is both my cheer up breakfast (chocolate and coffee for the win) as well as a my first photo with the new camera. What do you think? I promise I’ll have a more positive post for you later today but for now thanks for letting me vent.