Now that I'm trying to learn photography, I keep finding myself getting lovestruck with the smallest things...sun flares, for example, make my day.
In school, I used to freak out about whether or not I was doing something correctly. A type of perfectionism like that can suck the fun out of any project. People always have personal opinions of what makes art beautiful, what classifies a good photo, writing that's worthwhile, you name it...and I used to worry A LOT about meeting others' expectations.
I'm so inspired by people who take the initiative to start learning about something foreign to them, and they keep practicing, making mistakes, and learning from those mistakes.
As for me, I want to practice capturing and creating the small things in life that make me happy, even it sporadically involves phones, disposable cameras, old sketchbook paper, and broken pencils. You never know what you may end up with.
What about you?