One year of noobing it up

One year of noobing it up
Photo by Rachel Lee Oftedahl

Can you believe it? It's been one full year since I started learning how to play hockey. Repeatedly, I've been told that hockey is the hardest sport to play. One year into the experience, and I still agree. But I never got discouraged. In fact, most of the people that I met have been upbeat and very encouraging. Plus, I've had so much fun.

Here are some of the highlights in the first year of my hockey odyssey:

Of course, not everything was perfect. I was severely humbled at a hockey tournament back in April, but learned a lot in those three games. I also got injured a few times, but I'll save that story for later.

Overall, learning how to play hockey -- even now in my late 30s -- has been a rewarding experience. I'm constantly learning new things, made some new friends and am actively participating in a sport I've loved my whole life. I can't wait to see what he next year brings.

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