I've been having a few problems that seem to be putting up walls in my photography lately. First, I've been having trouble getting myself motivated and inspired. I see great lighting and cloud conditions outside and decide that I'm too tired to go out or that I can't possibly find anything within biking distance that I haven't already seen; or that I'm just not able to be creative and original enough with it. Maybe it's the winter blues, I don't know; but it didn't happen to me last winter. I guess it's partly that I feel I'm aimless. I don't really have a specific set of goals and, even if I decide to make some, I don't really know what I even want. Do I want to try and make money doing this? Am I even good enough to make money doing this? I don't know. All this segways to further conversation of upgrading my gear as well. I can easily afford to do so at the moment, but I can't make myself do it; I'm not exactly making any real amount of money doing this that I can figure, "well, I made this much, so can I spend this much". My biggest barrier is a financial justification. I can, in fact, afford it comfortably and I'd having no problem grasping the extra functionality, but I can't bring myself to spend a few thousand dollars on what is just a hobby from which I generate no real amount of income. The next reason is, of course, how can I think I deserve this if I'm even doing well, artistically? I'm not really sure what my question is other than... any suggestions as to how I can get back on track?