I tend to get bogged down in reading, planning, and more reading. Then throw in some procrastination. The upshot of all that is that I end up only using my camera on our annual vacation, Christmas time, and an occasional family event.
My original intent was to shoot dog shows, but I am either competing or helping my friend groom so the camera always ends up sitting in an empty crate all weekend. Instead of coming home with nice images I was coming home with a camera bag covered with chalk. Eventually I stopped taking it.