When I was in high school, I always imagined that I would make it to the Olympics as a sprinter in track and field. I even received the honour of Most Likely to Go to the Olympics with the senior superlatives.
In college, I started realizing that I was high-school-talented, but not really as fast as some of those girls from Texas who seemed as though they were breed to run fast.
Around that time, I started coaching summer track. We had some really good athletes on our team. I then changed my goal. I knew I was not going to participate as an athlete, but maybe I could coach an athlete to the Games and attend them for free that way.
That didn't work out, especially as I am not tired of coaching and don't know when I will do it again.
So, now, to get to the Olympics, I will need to be one of the people who holds the baskets for the track athletes at the starting line or I will have to somehow become a great dancer and be part of the opening ceremonies. Or I can figure out who to talk to to make sure I win the new Visa prize of Olympic tickets for the rest of your life.
This is my five-minute stream of consciousness post. I just free wrote on the prompt for five minutes and am linking up with Jana's Thinking Place. Jana's prompt today was: If you could compete in any Olympic sport or participate in the Games in any way, what would you want to do? Did you ever have Olympic goals personally?
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Your ideas about how to now get to the Olympics made me smile! When we had the winter Olympics in SLC, many of my friends and neighbors were thrilled to be volunteers and get the jackets. That's how they made it to the Olympics. I was content to stay home and watch it on TV :)ReplyDelete
I'm sure it's hectic to be a volunteer and try to get around the facilities... in that case, watching on tv is definitely better.Delete
Dreams are good. Dreams, many times, turn into reality. When they don't, it's comforting to know there's always another dream.ReplyDelete
I believe the dream that fits you best is the one that comes alive. I'm going to keep on dreamin'! How about you? :)
Loved your post today. I'll see you next week!
I'm going to keep dreaming and making the dreams come alive, too!
That's the thing about dreams. Sometimes they come true, sometimes they don't. But you'll never know if you don't try.ReplyDelete
Very true. Always best to at least try for the dreams.Delete
I like how you say dreams "deferred", instead of "abandoned"! I'm sure you'll be able to find a way to get to the Olympics, one way or another! :)ReplyDelete
It would be great to get there... especially in Brazil next time around.Delete
I always thought I was going to to go to the Olympics, too! Your post made me smile as I remembered doing summersaults in my cookie monster leotard as a kid! If you figure out how to get in holding the baskets, let me know! I'll be right there with you :)ReplyDelete
Picturing you in your leotard put a smile on my face!!Delete
I'll definitely keep you posted on getting a basket-carrying spot so we can get in on that.
You'll get there one day! Even if it is a ticket taker :)ReplyDelete
Perhaps so... if not, I've really enjoyed watching it on tv and can do that again every four years.Delete