The 2010 Vancouver Olympics are over and what a journey it has been. While I wouldn't call myself an Olympic couch potato, I did enjoy following and reading the success stories of our fellow Canadian athletes.
It is extraordinary to watch people have their moment doing something they truly love. The feeling of achieving a goal after endless hours of training, practicing and dreaming, must be indescribable. I love the Nike training slogan Force Fate. It emphasizes how you have to take life in your own hands and make it happen. Destiny can't always be relied on.
Watching the Olympics makes me question my personal direction in life. What am I working towards? What will I spend years trying to achieve? I should be pursuing my passions with zest and wait for the moment when it all comes together. The whole world may not be watching, but I want to work tirelessly towards something I love. I want to be better.
You can't buy the happiness on the faces of those athletes.
I'd like to note that my voice is currently hiding in the moment when Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in today's Canada vs. USA hockey game. Oh the golden boy that is Sid the Kid [insert lots of gushing & wishful thinking here.]
That moment will be remembered for years to come.