An Open Letter To College Freshmen

Dear College Frosh,

People often ask me, my mother on a regular basis, when will I get a job or what will I do after hockey. To be honest I have no clue. Since the age of two my life has revolved around hockey. If it weren’t for hockey I would probably be living at home in Alaska with a 9 to 5 job behind a desk with no college degree and for that, I am forever grateful. The friends, experiences, memories, emotions and everything that I have gone through is all due to what hockey has given me and that is something I will never be able to repay the game or my family and friends.

Most people go 18 years feeling like everything is figured out and you have no worries. Then you move out on your own and have no idea how to pay bills or even do laundry. This thing called life just popped up on you. Its funny how life is, you go through all your youth not worrying about what’s going to happen next, then senior year high school comes and people start worrying about colleges. You get to college and now you are back to not worrying about what’s going to happen next, until senior year comes and all the worrying starts. For me, I moved out when I was 13 but most people are moving out for their first time. Leaving home that young has set me out on this journey I have now completed at MSU. In the next four years you’re going to find yourself, hopefully. Continue reading