Growing up and putting on my first pair of skates when I was 3 years old, I fell in love with hockey. For my first 7 years, I was a forward and wasn't a superstar or anything. However, I did not like the position all that much. I saw hockey goaltenders had really cool helmets so I wanted to be one. Fast forward to when I was 10. I strapped the pads on for the first time and instantly knew this is where I am meant to be. Starting on the later side and seeing my friends play at the highest level, I had my doubts that I would ever make it to that level but that didn't stop me. I have been working tirelessly to achieve the goal of playing at the highest level and I still do. The work I put in shows as I am now playing with my friends that were so far ahead of me when I first started goaltending. Part of the reason why I have achieved my goals is that I compete. There are many athletes in this world that want to have a starting position, including me. However, no matter how bad you want it, there is someone who wants it more and will do anything to obtain the starting position. Because of my compete, in school or hockey, I try to put myself ahead of the competition and will not stop, even when I do have the starting position. I also train to the best of my ability in the gym, in the classroom, and on the ice. When there are opportunities where I can spend extra time in any of these areas, I will not hesitate to maximize my effort.