No shame, please. Everybody has to work from where they are in life. Regardless of whether you send them out by necessity or desire, the fact that they get done is what counts.
When I first started getting back into photography after my nest was empty I sent everything out to begin.
I'm just delighted that there's enough demand that Ilford can even offer the service. So far as I know they are the only film manufacturer offering processing too. Kodak hasn't done in-house processing for a long, long time. And I cannot think of any others who offer it as a service.
Interesting! I never knew Ilford would process film. Can you tell me how to access their service?
" Practicing the arts...is a way to make your soul grow." Kurt Vonnegut