When the mood strikes, I don't mind getting in front of the camera. Other times, I avoid as though my life depended on it. It honestly depends on what state of mind I'm in and what's going on around me.
Then, there are times I use photography as an outlet. I'm a thinker (and a little introverted to boot). I can't always talk about what's going on in my life. I tend to keep it inside, bottle it up, and either think on it or decide to deal with it later. Because of this tendency, I use photography as an outlet. I get lost behind the lens photographing random things or people. Other times, I get in front of the lens to express what's going on in my head.
It's been lonely around here lately. I'm surrounded by my kids all day and still feel alone, oddly enough. I'm in a waiting game. Waiting for A to happen, B to happen, and hoping C will work itself out on its own. Patiently waiting is not my forte. I'm not the most patient person in the world. I'm a go getter, a doer. When something needs to happen, I do it. I don't wait.
Yesterday, I decided to get in front of the camera, figure some stuff out, get into my own head, and express myself through art. Is it always good? No. Even I can make myself as though I'm constipated in a photo. But every now and then, I get a gem. I capture that one shot (and it only takes one sometimes), and I exclaim "Yes, that's it!"
I encourage you to find your own outlet and express yourself. You don't have to show anyone. It's for you and you alone. But be yourself, express yourself, and allow your outlet to be you and only you. There's only one me, and I'm too stubborn to change.
Be you. Do you. Express you.