I did decide to buy a "nice" camera so I could conveniently take photos of my son - my latecomer - my 3rd child at age 37. How hard can it be? I was not anticipating the challenge that using a "real" camera was going to offer, but once realized, I was compelled to figure it out.
Never backing down from a challenge, I quickly began studying everything I could find about photography. From online tutorials to in-person workshops, I could not get enough (and still can't). Photography is something that constantly challenges me and pushes the limits of my creativity and knowledge. I love it, if for no other reason than it keeps me on my toes.
While I have only been at this for 3 1/2 years, if I grow as much in the next 3 years as I have in the last, then the results will be absolutely magnificent and amazing, even if my back story is not.