That's got to sound a little weird, I admit, but I know of no other way to express the way I feel right now.
Last December, my little Olympus camera died, and with everything that came after, I never got around to getting it fixed or replaced. You can argue my skill as a photographer, but I love to take pictures, and it's another form of expression that helps keep me grounded.
2011 was a rough year, and my opportunities for photography have been few, but that's in the past. My Dad was generous enough to send me WalMart gift card for Xmas, and I used it and some of my own money to buy a new camera. I got a Fujifim FinePix T190. Real photographers will no doubt scoff at my toy. I, on the other hand am very happy. Thanks, Dad.