10 Millimeters Is a Big Difference

“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

I used to go out and pick up coffee on the way to work at least 2 to 3 times a week. I did because it was convenient, and I felt like I was saving time. What I didn’t realize at the time was how much money a month I was spending on coffee. While $1.80 a day doesn’t seem like a lot, it does add up quickly. I did the math and realized I was spending at least $30 a month on coffee outside of the house. I made a simple choice, and invested in a nice travel mug and coffee pot. Now I rarely get coffee outside of the house, and I never pick it up on my way to work. While I save some money by not buying going out for coffee, the real win is how much time I save. This small change allowed me to have more time in the mornings for rest and preparing myself for the day. It might not seem like a big deal, but this small change improved my life.

Another small change in photography has already paid off. A few weekends ago my wife was checking out one of the local thrift shops in town, and came across a Nikon camera lens for sale for only $20. She video called me to show it to me, and I realized that it fit my current camera. She bought it for me. The biggest difference is that it goes all the way to 18 millimeters, while my last lens only went to 28 millimeters. I had wanted a better lens for taking landscape photos, and now I have it. 10 millimeters is a pretty small distance, but a huge change for my photography.

The other day was the first day I had ridden my bicycle this year. The weather has wet and snowy the last few weeks. I took advantage the teacher workday by finishing everything early, so I could go out and enjoy the great weather. It was fun trying out my new to me lens at one of my favorite spots to take pictures at in Charlotte.

If you want to check out the new to me lens, click here to see it on Amazon.


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