Photography is a potent way to open your eyes to the beauty around you; it is a way of appreciating life as it is. It gives your eyes a superpower ability to see what is hidden and yet in front of your face. The beauty of photography is not in just opening your eyes to the hidden worlds all around you, it gives you a method to capture them and keep the memory associated with them forever. It gives you the ability to travel in time and perceive the world in an entirely new way you have never even though existed.
What has not to like about photography? When it comes to photography gear, it is not about the tools themselves, it is about your natural gift. Yes, they can be expensive, but that is not a reason to throw the baby with bath water. A modest Nikon D5200 with the kit lens does a brilliant job and it does not cost too much. Even your iPhone could be a handy tool to use while on the move.
It is not how expensive your camera is, it is about how you express yourself with what you got. The fanciest gear will not help you, if you do not have the passion. At the beginning, it is not hard work, it is as simple as taking a selfie and as you develop your talents, you will begin to see the picture and the projector.