The best advice I can give someone is to take the time to make pictures in the first place. Don't wait for special events. Don't wait until you are happy with your appearance. Do it now. When you drag the camera out, play a little. Keep shooting. Have fun with it. Even if all these photos just end up on a file on your computer or in a box, it's important that they exist. Once time passes by, it's gone, and we are left with the photographs.
Consider the idea that the most common objects taken from burning buildings are photographs of loved ones. They are just that important, so don't wait for a "reason" to shoot. Just do it.