The pro-hockey player shared a cryptic message to Instagram where he spoke about how he is entering a “new stage of life.” The lengthy message comes after Julianne was spotted on social media without her wedding ring.
“On New Year’s Eve, I had a friend ask me ‘what’s your adjective for the new year?’ I asked him what he meant, and he said it’s about picking a word that is going to be a guide for you in 2020. His word was ‘mindful’ – he wanted to be more mindful of his time, his friendships, his money, etc. and throughout the year he will remind himself to be ‘mindful’ of all things in his life,” Laich wrote.
He continued by saying that he “fell in love” with that question and that he was determined to find his own adjective for the new year.
“The word that keeps coming up for me right now is “boundless.” I feel like a lot of my life has been “bound” to certain identities that have come through the sport I spent my life playing. Canadian, male, hockey player, disciplined, competitive, etc… and though I am all of those things, they do not define me, and I am not bound by them.”
“In 2020 I look forward to releasing old identities, and stepping into a new chapter in my life. I find myself wanting to officially say the words “I retire” from professional hockey, instead of vehemently resisting it as I have been for the last 2 years. I feel a new stage of life calling me, and though I don’t exactly know what it is yet, it feels right, and exciting!”
“Lately I’ve been reading a lot, coloring intricate mandalas, listening to instrumental music, dancing, and I’ve even started singing in church. Probably not the stuff you would envision me doing, and I’m right there with you. But I love it, and I’m not going to stop – I’m going to embrace it for what it is at this moment.”
“So in 2020, I am “boundless” and on a new journey.”
Wow! That’s a lot to unpack!
Hough has been keeping busy and went on tour with Oprah this past week to promote her new dance workout method, Kinrgy. But fans were quick to notice that she has not been wearing her wedding ring for a little while.
On the day before Christmas, Julianne shared a video of herself decorating her tree with her bare hands. “Getting worried. Where has Brooks been?” one concerned fan wrote in the comment section of her post.
She also shared several posts promoting Kinrgy but her ring finger was “boundless.”
Brooks outlined his goals for 2020 in a revealing Instagram story on New Year’s Eve. His goals included traveling to Croatia and Turkey, playing the piano again, and that he wants to learn about his “intimacy” and his “sexuality” in order to step into a “new version” of himself.
Back in August, Julianne told Women’s Health Magazine that she confessed to Laich that she was “not straight.”
“I [told him], ‘You know I’m not straight, right?’ And he was like, ‘I’m sorry, what?’ I was like, ‘I’m not. But I choose to be with you,’ ” she said.
“I think there’s a safety with my husband now that I’m unpacking all of this, and there’s no fear of voicing things that I’ve been afraid to admit or that I’ve had shame or guilt about because of what I’ve been told or how I was raised,” she added.
Her revelation came four months after the couple tied the knot.