Is it time?

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.