Monday, February 20, 2012


I read a quote somewhere (pinterest, maybe?) and it said something along the lines of:

Try something that scares you everyday.

I can't be sure that was the quote but clearly that's what I got out of it.  I think it's true.  Being scared or nervous of trying or doing something new or old is really good.  It helps you branch out of your comfort zone, it makes you do things that you obviously wouldn't do before.

This weekend I managed to do that again.  And I think the result was great.

A few months ago I asked some of our employees if they wanted to play in the Killarny Pond Hockey Cup.  We already had the jersey's and I thought it would be good!  I had 4 guys sign up over the course of a couple weeks, we needed 5.  I couldn't find any takers so I said I would be the sub.  My intention was to have them play and if someone couldn't make it or got hurt I would sub.  I had my fingers, toes and everything crossed hoping I wouldn't have to play.

Well, turns out our employees are kind of out of shape.  Getting ready for Friday nights game I realized that I was probably going to have to play.  Sure enough, 5-6 mins in and someone was ready to come off.

I haven't played hockey of any kind for at least 11 years, to say I was nervous was a slight understatement.  Sure, I have skated but to actually play is another story.

I was so proud of myself for getting out there and doing it.  I was the only girl in the open competition and more than a few men were surprised to see me out there.  Now I would like to be able to tell you that I went out there and scored a whole bunch of goals.  Not the case, but I did have fun and I managed to score two goals.  The other teams were a little confused at what to do with me, so they usually let me get quite close to the net (and yet I still only scored two goals!!!haha)

It even got me thinking that I might like to play hockey again next year.  In a very relaxed league of course!!!

So ladies, get out there and do something that scares you!  It keeps you on your toes and just might make you proud of you!!!

~~~ It makes me happy that my husband was proud of me too!!!


  1. yeah Jilly! i am proud of you! there is a 'very relaxed league' as you called it in Fredericton Junction. i know it is a fair drive from your house but Paige Betts and i even think Michelle Barry play out there on a team... all just women who want to skate and have fun!
    ps. those are some snazzy gloves you got there!

  2. Good work buddy! Glad you did and glad you had fun. Great pictures - love the action shot! :)