I learned to ski when I was 12 years old. My friend and I learned by following the ski school around and doing what they did. If the ski hill were open, my friend and I would be there.
Later, when I had young children, I taught them to ski, and our family spent every weekend and holiday at the hill or in the mountains.
About 23 years ago, I moved and stopped skiing except for a brief time 14 years ago when my daughter and I taught my grandson and granddaughter to ski.
Lately, I’ve wanted to go skiing again. I loved skiing for so many years and wanted to know if it was something I would like to resume or something I should leave in my past. So we packed up the car and headed north to the hill I skied at many years before. I was so excited, but because so much time had passed I was a wee bit nervous too!! But, once I got to the hill, it was like I had never left. I saw people I knew, the hill was inviting, and after a run or two, it felt like I never stopped. One of my grandkids came with me, and I had the privilege to teach him to ski.
We had a great day!
I’m a little stiff today, but I had so much fun that I’m looking to buy ski equipment because, God willing, I’ll be back on the hill next year.
Is there an activity or sport you once loved but stopped doing? Is it something you’d like to try again? You may find that it’s something you’d like to take up again or that it’s best to keep it in the past.