Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Over time, I built up quite the collection. My friends knew that they would be in for a treat when I had get togethers, with the wine that I served. I took trips with friends to the wine country and after a while most of my travel plans would revolve around wineries. To this day, I know what a wine would taste like if someone told me the winery and varietal.
After all the experiences, tasting, learning and drinking wine, it wasn't fulfilling to me anymore. At first it was intimidating when I didn't know the wine "lingo" when someone would describe the attributes but after many years of "learning," it became second nature. I felt I reached the point where I wasn't learning about the wine anymore, it was just the act of drinking it that I enjoyed.
I decided that wine was no longer a passion of mine. Besides the social aspect of drinking wine, the negative outcome outweighed the positive in my experience.
I moved on to another hobby, photography. Since I spent so much time in my previous passion, I needed something challenging and creative. I have found both in photography. My dog, Max and I traveled across the USA last year and at first, I took pictures with my little point and click to document our trip. After a while, the typical snapshot wasn't what I was looking for. I wanted something more. I take a lot of pictures in the hopes that I will end up with something that came close to what I envisioned in my mind. I have shot all of my pictures with my point and shoot thus far and have had fun in the process.
You might have something that you once loved sitting in your garage that you no longer use or need. Maybe it's time to trade it in for something you currently enjoy! I have a stationary bike I will trade for a new lens!
I am glad I did and I am looking forward to sharing more with you.