Sometimes life just gets in the way. Schedules get hectic, so much is going on, and you feel too busy to do anything besides eat, sleep and work. That's how I felt and I barely picked up my camera. I fell into that common place of leaving my camera at home where it collected dust. I couldn't let that be an excuse anymore.
Luckily I've met some people who have sparked my interest to get back in it. Also, I was able to get in a shoot with my niece. She wasn't too into it first and had a semi-meltdown. I chalk it up to nerves. I took a few shots to just take away the intimidation of this camera directed right on her. After awhile she loosened up and it was a successful shoot. This one is great because her expression was exactly how I felt toward myself. "Tsk tsk don't be a grump! Keep on shooting!"
So here I am. :)