First of all, a little background info. I play hockey at the Junior A level, and am accepted and committed to play at Nichols College in the fall of 2014. Now, my rant.
As the most prestigious and important 4 games of my hockey career approach, I can’t help but observe my counterparts. While I am focused, calm, and intent on accomplishing the goal I set out to achieve at 6 years old of playing Division 1 hockey, my peers are seemingly intent on filling their future with regrets. Here I am on a Saturday evening, writing thoughts aimed at no one in particular (possibly no one at all), in some societally unreasonable hope that I can be anything that I could possibly perceive with hard work. I have chosen to spend my weekend to rest and reach into the depths of my mental clockwork in search of the answers to the challenges that lie ahead of me. Am I wrong for believing that my life has a purpose? Am I wrong for punching the plastic buttons extended out of my computer in solitude? The alternatives are all around me, in fact my roommate and teammate is happily baked playing GTA V with some of his friends back home on the couch right next to me. Is my search for purpose and success in vain? Am I setting myself up for a life of futility with no answers because of the mentality I am building? Or am I simply skipping the immaturity of unpreparedness in the time of the greatest challenges of my life?
It seems I am quite naive and unaware of the repercussions of my actions, as are all of us 21 year olds, but I do believe that I have a purpose. And I also know that I will be more prepared than any of my enemies come game day. My hope is that the Division 1 coaches will see the passion I have put into my sport, and in return will pay my tuition lol.