I'm grateful for my opportunity to play college hockey, hockey has always had a huge impact on my life. My life has pretty much revolved around hockey ever since I started playing competitive hockey in 7th grade. Even though hockey became how I spent the majority of my time from 7th grade on. I first started playing in 3rd grade, when a few of my friends from elementary school told me I should play for the local hockey team. This is when I fell in love with the sport; I love everything about it, winning, the sounds of ice cutting under your skates, the feeling you get from scoring, failing over and over again just to slowly get better and most importantly, I love being a part of a team. Knowing that you always have each other's backs.
However, school isn't as easy for me as hockey I still am able to get good grades I just have many obstacles to overcome. The thing that has made my life the hardest is my ADHD(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). This means it can take me an hour to do something it would take most people ten minutes to do. However, this has taught me how grit and effort can put you apart from the competition. By bringing the same effort to the rink that I've had to bring to school I can differentiate myself from other players. For example, most recently I've become a captain and a starter on my CPHL varsity team. Basically what I'm saying is that I love hockey and everything related to it and no matter what the world brings that will stay true.