Another hockey season has come and gone. Playoffs are about 11 hours away for me and I am still awake at 12:30am. All does not bode well for me waking up tomorrow morning. After a successful regular season where both of my teams made the playoffs, I am thinking about how things will go tomorrow. In my most positive thoughts, I will step out there and dominate in all my games and take home two championships. In my most negative thoughts, I will step out there and falter when my teams need it most and leave with nothing.
I guess the thing that I think about every now and again is just how I was come playoff time about 5-6 years ago. Those times are few and far between now. I just knew I was going to dominate and I typically did. Today, my mindset has changed with my age, and maybe that’s what the problem is.
I am going to approach playoffs with a positive and confident attitude. The odds are against me, but I am ok with fighting against the odds. My age will be a factor, but my mental confidence will not waiver. I just hope the hockey gods are looking down upon me when I start my quest for this milestone championship number 30. One gets me there and achieves my goal. Two exceeds it.
Hoping for the best. Now I hope I can sleep.