When plans change...

So, remember that time that I told you we were moving to England this upcoming hockey season? Ya, let's talk about that...

The thing about the hockey industry is that your career can end at any moment, your choice or not. Without going into too much detail, the choice to "hang up the skates" was all his, and I'm proud of him for making it on his own terms.

He's gone amazing places these past 10+ years and has a resume to be proud of - captaincy, championships and call ups are just a few. He's gone from city to city, state to state, on early am flights and overnight on buses. Not to mention, made many treasured friendships and memories.

To say it will be an adjustment is an understatement. Playing hockey is all he's ever known. Him playing hockey is all I've ever known since I met him 11 years ago. While I'm sad to see this chapter come to a closer, I'm excited to see what the next has in store.



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25 comments :

  1. Top of my bucket list is a European trip with my boyfriend.

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  2. Do you happen to know where your world scratch map is from?! I believe I am buying my husband one for our one-year anniversary-- hey, its paper, right?! Also, congrats to your husband on the decision to hang up the blades. Good luck with your new adventure!

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  3. Bora Bora or Fiji are on the top of my bucket list.

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  4. Plans do change and it's very commendable of your husband to have made the decision - it must be pretty hard when it's what you've been doing for so long. I wish him and you as well good luck in your future plans!
    Oh I have been seeing those scratchy maps everywhere, they are so cool! My bucket list includes so many things it's hard to say what is at the top - for the foreseeable future, as I am moving to Scotland, I would say that it's hopefully making it to the Isle, like Skye and Mull! I wanted to head there so much last time I lived there and never made it!

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  5. Germany, Iceland or a road trip across the country:) Good luck in your new adventures!

    Cheers,
    Alyson

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  6. What a good giveaway! And best of luck to you both on your new journey. :)

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    1. Oh, & my top travel bucket list... hiking in the Carpathian Mountains, maybe! Or maybe 100 other things!

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  7. Traveling Spain more thoroughly is at the top of my list!

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  8. Wow, that sounds crazy! While I'm sure it will take a lot of time for adjustment, I hope that you and your husband are able to eventually find peace in a more settled life.
    As far as my bucket list, I would love to travel through the Southern States with my boyfriend :)

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  9. Sounds like the best is yet to come!

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  10. What an awesome idea and gift! I would love to go to Japan!

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  11. Oh wow that sounds like a huge adjustment for you both. Good luck for the future! The top of my adventure bucket list is the Monaco Formula 1 race!

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  12. I want to travel Europe by train! Awesome giveaway, thanks for hosting!

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  13. right now, an African Safari is at the top of my list :)

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  14. Iceland is at the top of our list and we are planning a trip there now :) Good luck with all your future adventures!

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  15. Italy is definitely on the top of my bucket list. That scratch map is such a cool idea!

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  16. This map is such a great idea! The next adventure I want us to take it to Hawaii! I heard it's a super easy travel from Alaska. Good luck on this next adventure!

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  17. Congrats to him! I wish you both all of the best with your new adventures!

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  18. I am so happy you are both excited for the new adventures in store for both of you, it's a fresh start :)

    I am VERY excited to say that the Mediterranean Cruise that has been on my bucket list forever is going to happen Next year! My fiancé and I decided 2 weeks ago that it will be our honeymoon. Tears come to my eyes every time I think about it. I would love this scratch map to keep an eye on all of our adventures together.

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  19. My top adventure would be to go to Venice! It's always been on my bucket list!

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  20. My top adventure would be a European trip with my boyfriend, best friend and her boyfriend!

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