FOR LINDSAY AND FINN INTERVIEW
Before For The Love of Hockey takes place
1. What is your greatest achievement?
Lindsay: I would definitely say the biggest thing I’ve ever done was open up my boutique store, The Wilson Wardrobe. I did an internship in New York City after college, and learned so much from my mentor. When I came back to take care of my siblings I decided that I didn’t want to work for anyone. I started searching for clothes I liked and stockpiled them in my tiny apartment and when I had enough inventory, I opened with my best friend, Janell.
Finn: Competing in the last winter Olympics. I was the youngest player on the team, and I was on the second line, but I scored a goal against Canada and I swear, there is no feeling like scoring in a high pressure game. And the Olympics is the top of the competition. There’s no where up from there.
2. Who is the greatest love of your life?
Lindsay: Well, that’s a little personal. I’m single, and I have been for six years. I don’t believe in true love. I love my siblings a lot, more than any guy. That’s it. Just my siblings and I.
Finn: Lindsay Wilson. She was my high school sweetheart, and I had to let her go. Well, I didn’t have to, but at the time I thought it was the right thing to do. She needed to stay with her siblings and I needed to become a hockey star. But I still love her, and I probably always will.
3. What is your greatest fear?
Lindsay: Being alone or not needed.
Finn: Being alone. Not being enough for someone.
4. Who is the one person you most despise?
Lindsay: Finnley Jacobs. *Shrugs* Sorry, is that mean?
Finn: I don’t despise anyone. Life’s too short to have hate in your heart.
5. What is your biggest regret?
Lindsay: Trusting someone who didn’t deserve it. I learned my lesson, and ever since, I protect myself. My brain comes first and feelings come second. Ever since, my business has been booming and my life is back on track. I had a lapse once when I thought I could take life by the pants and run around, following someone I thought I loved. But now I understand how stupid I was.
Finn: Letting her go six years ago. I did it for the both of us, but now I think I should’ve been selfish and kept her to myself.
6. What’s a quality you look for most in a woman/man?
Lindsay: Communication. I don’t like being blindsided.
7. Which living person do you most admire?
Lindsay: I don’t have a lot of admirable people around me. If I had to pick someone, I’d say my youngest sister Lilly. We didn’t have an easy life, but I swear to god, she’s going to be President some day. She’s inspiring to anyone.
Finn: My dad. He inspired me, pushed me, and supported me my whole life.
8. If you could change one trait about yourself, what would it be?
Lindsay: Too-trusting. I’ve been trying to change that about myself, but it’s a long process.
Finn: Goal-driven. It’s worked in my advantage my entire life, but lately it just seems like I need to stop and breathe and think. I missed a lot of time because I was so focused on hockey.
9. If you died and came back as an animal, what would you be?
Lindsay: Momma lion. I protect those I love fiercely but you screw with me once, and your ass is dead.
Finn: Penguin. I’m a little fun, love the cold, but can’t fly. Actually, I don’t know why I said penguin, but I just feel like it suits me. There’s something trusting and loving and cute about a penguin. That’s me.
10. What is your most treasured possession?
Lindsay: My store. I don’t really have a lot of objects I love or remind me of past events. My childhood wasn’t exactly ideal. The only thing I have that is truly mine is my store. I love everything about it.
Finn: The hockey stick I used my senior year of highschool. Not only did I have one of the best athletic performances that year, but it reminds me of quieter times, happier times. I didn’t have the stressed I do back then. The stick reminds me of someone, too.
"I avoided you for six years, so I can do it again.”
“What if I don’t let you this time?”
“It’s not your choice, Finn. You made yours a long time ago. You left me after I gave you everything. Sorry, I don’t want to be friends. I don’t want to be anything. I want to get through my brother’s wedding and move on. Okay? Do you understand?”
“Yeah, Linds. I understand. I don’t agree, though.”
“Well, I don’t care what you think.”
“Let me be there for you. I won’t push for anything more than friends, but I want to know you again.” I sounded like a baby, but I needed to know her. It was this nagging urge that always lived in the back of my head and now that she was in front of me, my career was shit, and I had more time to think, I seriously regretted ever letting her go. I just wanted to know who she was now. Being a stranger to Lindsay was like not knowing myself. I never really felt complete.
“Finn, stop. Don’t you get that this hurts me, too? Just seeing you makes me feel like I’m going to puke.”
“Stop being dramatic.” I rolled my eyes at her. “I highly doubt that I literally make you sick. I’m not that terrible looking.”
She shot me a glare that I so wanted to see. I had missed the angry looks that weren’t really angry. She was a big faker, a drama queen. I loved getting her a little frazzled just to see how far those buttons could be pushed. She was more honest, and it got her relaxed. She needed to step out of her shell and drop some of her walls.
“You’re pretty bad, though,” she joked.
“Friends, Linds? Is that too much to ask?”
“Yeah, Finn. It is.”