Unfiltered by MereCivilian
May 24th, 2024

😢 Sadly bid farewell to a prized procession 📷

🛟 life

Life, inherently, has its highs and lows. Currently, I find myself in a challenging situation.

Earlier this week, I came back from a one-week vacation in Queenstown, New Zealand. It was an incredible trip by any measure. However, we ended up spending more than we had budgeted, significantly more indeed 🤑.

Additionally, my extended family has unexpectedly decided to hold a family reunion in South Australia next week. Anyone who knows me is aware that I'm a family man. Family reunions provide a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones.

The combination of these two trips has placed an unexpected strain on my finances. While I maintain a rainy day fund as a responsible adult, it is not intended for this situation.

The only immediate solution I could think of for generating quick cash is to sell something. After thoughtful consideration, I decided that the only item I could part with is my Fujifilm X100VI. It's one of my prized possessions, and I was thrilled to obtain one on launch day. This device is a luxury item rather than a necessity. Notably, it's my first camera that isn't a mobile phone.

Using the Fuji X100VI is delightful and enjoyable, a feeling I don't get from any mobile phone camera. Granted, from my perspective, the difference in photography quality between the two isn't significant. There are subtle differences, but perhaps this is because I lack the keen eye and skills of a photographer to fully utilize this device. This isn't a new realisation for me.

Today, I sold my camera on Gumtree. The sale brought a wave of sadness and a sense of loss. I considered changing my mind, but I reminded myself of the need to act responsibly. The camera fetched nearly AUD3000. While not a fortune, it's what I needed at the moment. This is part of being a responsible adult.