at Chick-fil-a: an original Chicken Sandwich, with no pickle and Chick-fil-a sauce.
at Smoothie King: a small Immune Builder (strawberries and bananas).
These are my three favorites, and when it comes to changing up my order at any one of them, it's not happening. I go with the tried and true, and I'm not all that interested in having a new favorite or discovering something I didn't know I loved. I am content.
But when it comes to change in other areas, I'm game. I don't thrill seek, so don't look for me diving off a cliff, swimming with sharks, or doing anything else that constitutes as a life threatening activity in my book, but in my own non-dangerous way, I like new things, new hobbies, new adventures.
So I've put a little thought into it, and I've come up with the one thing I would pursue above all others if time and money were not factors. I would take up photography.
Nothing beats a better-than-real-life picture of a piece of cake, or a sunset, or a baby. A good photograph can take something normal and ordinary and make it special. It is amazing to me how the right camera angle or lens can transform a scene into something that captures you. I know almost nothing about the art of picture taking, and I know even less about the lenses and cameras that are used, but boy would I like to.
Right now I'm working the point and shoot with everything I have, capturing almost artsy moments like this one,
or kind of cool, but maybe just weird, lighting, like this one
I know they are frail, and possibly down right poor attempts at trying my hand at moving beyond your most basic level of mom armed with an automatic, but it sure is fun! Maybe one day I'll feel like we can invest in some kind of camera for the beginning amateur and I can take a lesson or two on the basics-just enough to really be dangerous behind the lens-and I'll be on my journey to photographic artist!
That's my realistic dream.
Want to know my unrealistic one? You can probably guess. I would have a different set of vocal chords, and I would sing. And no, that dream has nothing to do with American Idol and the fact that we're down to the bottom three!! Nope, it's definitely a year round longing. I'm sure it's Nathan's year round longing as well since it seems I keep trying out the set of chords I've been given, keeping on hoping that something amazing is going to come out if I try long and hard enough =)
So since only one of those two has the chance of coming true, maybe I should focus on the photography. How about you? If time and money weren't factors, what would it be that you would do?