Develop yourself, lab is bad. Don't scan for Instagram sharing. Don't do half way. Be positive and galatin-print positive on photographic paper. Be yourself by yourself. In your own dark-room. Just a few steps and you there. From film to print.
Seeing dolphins during your first ever yacht sail on Adriatic See is priceless. Printing your vintage camera shot, using home made developer and 80 years old paper is not a cheap thing. But still it is not a trickery, but cold calculation based on facts
Blah blah blah but there is a word to say about philosophy behind analog photography. RGB pixel has changed photography and made it common and available. Great! Analog is still a magic trick that need respect, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride