New life rule: if it’s not a shark or a bear I am not afraid. Only sharks and bears scare me. If you are not a shark or a bear, do not try to scare me in any way. It will not work.

You know how sometimes people come into your life and you don’t know how it’s going to change you but you just know it will? I think I just found out.

My cousin was talking about roller blading down a big hill and my grandma said that it was a good way to end his hockey career, so the conversation turned to everyone talking about why they shouldn’t break bones by roller blading down a big hill and it quieted down a little bit and I was staring at the ground and I just said “I have nothing to lose.” And my cousin laughed because he thought I was joking but I really wasn’t.