A reality show is something I never thought I would be involved in. When the opportunity came to me last fall, I was totally surprised. I had no idea if this was something I wanted to do. Many of my close family and friends told me not to participate. That made my decision pretty hard. I spent a lot of nights thinking about what it would mean for my family. How would I feel about exposing my life on TV? How would my kids, husband, family, and friends react to me being on this show? I also thought, do I really want to bring MORE hockey into my life? But something deep down told me I should do it. My life has been a wild journey so far, why not add another voyage to it.
I do care what others think of me, but never to the point that it dictates what I do. My husband and kids were okay with it. I also felt I had an interesting story to tell. And while I was scared, I have never thought that should be a reason not to do something. With a little hesitation I decided that I was going to be part of the show. It helped that I believed in the producers. I felt like they really wanted viewers to see what youth hockey was like in Minnesota. I believed that then and I believe that even more now.
I have been surprised at how much work it is to create a television show, and how much film is taken that never gets on the air. I deal with those who don’t support the show, and those that think the show or I are out for a purpose other than to present what hockey life is like. For the most part people support me and so far I have had a great experience. I am certainly happy that I did it and I am grateful that they saw something in me that they thought people will like to watch. We are almost done with filming and soon the season will be half over. It’s been a wild ride so far and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.