I took a leap tonight and submitted an application for the Soar! photography scholarship program. I can't believe I just submitted a video of myself talking about, um, myself. It was something that is really out of my comfort zone. I don't like my voice, how much I blink, and the nervous tangents I went on, but it's over now. I clicked that "send" button and now it's out of my hands.
I am one of a couple hundred applicants. I watched their videos and they inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and pull that same dream a little closer. 2010 is going to be the year I buy my first DSLR camera. Even if it's used, I'm getting one. I've been shopping, asking advice from professional photographers who are friends and some who are complete strangers. I follow photography blogs, read as many tips as I can, then keep on putting my pennies away. It's an expensive business (let alone, hobby) to break into.
I hope by the time my birthday rolls around in August (if I'm not awarded the scholarship package), I'll have my first DSLR camera. I wish it were sooner, but you can't rush that kind of investment. Monetarily or emotionally.