Good question. Why are we buying things we can't afford in search of happiness we can't buy?
Yesterday I had an itchy finger to buy camera equipment that I really don't need, but wanted because the features are better than my current cameras.
I have three cameras (just sold two) I rotate based on what I'm photographing, so I can get by even if neither of them have the two features on one camera that I want and will need.
Eventually I talked myself out of it saying what I have is good enough.
I'm not sure if I'm trying to buy happiness this time, I would pay cash for it, but I don't need it.
I do have a weakness for camera gear, it's called GAS (gear acquisition syndrome), and this is an area I must learn to control better. With everything else, I can be really cheap, but not when it comes to my equipment.
I no longer do weddings or portraits, but I was thinking about getting back into the portrait work to earn extra money on the side.
I suppose when that gets off the ground, then I will update my equipment. Until then I will have to sit on my hands, use what I have and stop looking at temptation.
I plan to read the above book while I'm on vacation next month. Maybe it will help calm me down a bit and stay focused.
What I have is good enough for now. Repeat.
photo credit: iamarunner