From there, I started looking at my other snow gear. Sure, I had gloves, but they had really big holes. Sure, I had a jacket, but it was the same I'd had since 8th grade (this is not an exaggeration).
There was a sale online and with the help of Christmas money from friends, I ended up buying new gear.
|You can't tell, but I totally had a Red Bull in my pocket :)|
I felt like I needed to do my gear justice. I hit rails. I hit jumps. I did 180s. I put on a show (small, because I'm not so brave yet) for the people on the chair lift. And IT FELT GOOD.
The novelty of the new gear has worn off over the last two months, but I still think of that first day with all of my new toys, which brings me to my next point:
When was the last time you bought yourself some new gear? Perhaps a new pen you've been eyeing at the grocery store. A new notebook with a cute puppy on the front? Whatever. Your mission is to go out, and buy something that will inspire you to be great. I promise it'll be worth it.