When I was a student at the language school, I wanted to capture memories with better quality to last. I saw so much beauty that none of my phones or digital cameras could capture. That time I knew I have to get a DSLR camera, a cheap one good enough for beginners. Beleive or not I couldn't use it for a while, I hated how its so heavy and couldn't understand why my pictures have that beautiful bokeh like professional pictures of my favourite photographer I followed that time.
By the time goes, I forced my self to use it no matter where I’m going to or who is I’m meeting. I called my friends for a photo shoot، I talked to the stranger on the street to take their picture. I did this regularly non stop spirally after graduating. Here I noticed that my skills are improving.
Well, the practice wasn't my only key to improve, watching other photographers tutorials and tips helped a lot.
I believe that getting yourself in a strange position will push you further and you will do it no matter what the results are. Here where you will know your self and your style.
List of gears I use frequently.
Canon EOS 60D (5years old camera)
Kit lens 18-135mm f3.5
Top portrait lens
Canon 50mm f1.8
Canon 85mm f1.8
I will use the kit lens
Cano 70-200mm f2.8
Don't buy a heavy one; you won't use it