I used to have an Olympus Trip 200 which was from my father, but then I got robbed and started using disposable cameras instead. After a while, I was able to purchase another camera, so now I'm using my Pentax PC-330, which is a really nice wide-angle point and shoot camera. I also use a Lomography Holga for my 120mm photos, and my Nikon FM10 with a zoom lens which I love.
What I like most about my cameras and film photography in general is that no matter how cheap your camera may be, you have plenty of options to make something great from it. You just have to have an idea, choose the right film and there you go. Or if you don´t want to overthink too much, you can purchase some disposable cameras and take them everywhere. Plus you always end up surprising yourself on the way back from the lab.
I like to think that I always had an urge to explore the world through images, whether it may be a photo, a drawing, or making a t-shirt. But it wasn't until I went to secondary school, and I finally were able to purchase my first camera (after saving money for years) that I started thinking in projects and documenting whatever I might find interesting and appealing. Beauty is everywhere and available at any time, you just have to point and shoot.
It doesn't really matter how expensive your camera is, you can do great things with the equipment you've got, plus a very nice start is to simply explore what you've got available. The most important thing is to give yourself the time to do what you like and to discover and learn whatever inspires you.