If your partner doesn't want to ski - it might be beacause they thnk you're too good
Before Brian and I married in September 2010, during our two year long distance courtship, I made several trips from Australia to Salt Lake City, predominantly in the winter months so I could partake in my new found love of skiing. As I didn’t have a car, Brian would drive me up the Canyon (I-80) about 2-3 times a week and drop me off at the Park City Mountain Resort so I could ski. He would then come and pick up me later on in the day. No wonder I married this man!
When I met Brian, he told me that he hadn’t skied for 28 years and that he had no intention of skiing again. His passion was golf. However, one day after he picked me up from the Park City Mountain Resort Plaza, he quietly admitted that he thought it might be fun to try it again. But unfortunately, the seed soon disappeared well beneath the soil about ten minutes later.
But then a funny thing happened. I took a ski lesson, and the instructor took some video of me skiing, which I then showed to Brian. This proved to be the best thing I could have done. You see, he thought because I had skied in Japan, Canada, NZ and Australia, I was a really good skier. BUT when he saw this video, he just laughed and said “well, I can do that!” I didn’t know whether to be happy or insulted, but decided this little video might have been a blessing in disguise.
Now, I’m going to be really brave and upload this video to YouTube so that you, my loyal readers, can see the video for yourselves. Now, remember before you fall off your chairs laughing, I’d just had a lesson so I was trying to concentrate on my legs, rather than where my poles were! Excuses, excuses I know! But you will probably be thinking what Brian said, which was “what have you got the poles for?”
So, once Brian and I married, he announced that he was going to take up skiing. And this is where HIS story begins…