This year for our winter holiday, Josh and I took off for a 5 day ski trip in Lake Tahoe with some family. Josh is a great skier–he was literally on his high school ski team (Connecticut Boarding Schools…)- I on the other hand was a little rusty. It had been 9 years since I was last on the slopes but I managed to hold my own and really fall in love with skiing again.

Since we’ve gotten back, I’ve become obsessed with buying myself all of the ski gear you could ever possibly need. Because if I have all of the gear, I’ll definitely go skiing more and become Olympic skier status in no time right?! I even caught myself looking at actual $1,500 skis to bring home from Squaw Village…

See, I have a tendency to get really excited about a sport or activity, buy all of the cool gear to motivate me to actually do said activity, and then rarely ever touch any of it. Which happens with running after watching the New York City Marathon, and with tennis after every French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. But I’m always hopeful that the next time I get excited about a sport I’ll actually start doing it. If I have everything…

So all of this to ask, do you do this too? And if you do, have you actually gotten into a sport or something and what motivated you to actually stick with it? I need some help here.