that's how I think of my photography. Many years ago as a little girl I started out with a Brownie camera and flash (with those awful flash bulbs); I loves the idea of taking photo, but hated the terrible ones that came from that little camera - more expensive cameras were out of the question for our family finances. Back then I knew nothing of composition, angle, rule of three, etc. so I got discouraged and quit.
Then life intervened. College, marriage, 3 little ones, jobs...you know the routine. I barely had time for anything, much less documenting my life. Now that I'm a "senior" it seems that with age comes the freedom to rediscover old loves; I first found the point and shoot cameras, then digital SLRs. Now it thrills me to see my 7 year old granddaughter use her mother's DSLR.
I'm still not the photographer I want to be nor the one I dream of being but what the heck. Let's enjoy the journey.
I found some old favorites of mine taken with that little point & shoot. They're grainy, out of focus, but they're my memories. Taken from a trip to Santa Fe about 10 years ago, the photos have been edited with photoshop art filters.