I love the Olympics. This last week I have been up until midnight waiting with baited breathe to see if the mens and womens gymnastics teams would walk away with the gold or if Mike Phelps would actually walk away with another world record or one more gold medal to throw onto his enormous stack at home. What does one do with so many medals? Wall mounts, coffee table, perhaps a beaded curtain made exclusively with gold medals.

It is amazing that during the three weeks of the olympics I am so interested in gymnastics, swimming, track and field, and syncronized swimming, but during the time in between olympics I don't even consider watching any of these sports. Why is that?

I have to admit that I admire the athletes that love what they do so much that they are willing to spend hours a day working on their talents. I makes me wish that I would have so dedicated to something that I love. I think when I was younger I spent so much time trying to be well rounded that I didn't dedicate myself to something I ltruly love doing. Now I look at my life and see that I am able to do a lot of things well but nothing really great. Yes, the olympics are a time of introspection when I look at what I cold be and do if I put more of my heart and time into more things that I am passionate about.


Erincita said…
I've gotta admit, I was the same while the Olympics were going on. I don't know quite what it was about this year, but I have never been so totally engrossed! I stayed up many a late night to watch records being broken, and golds being won by our fellow Americans. I'm a little sad it's all over now. Four years to go!
Megs said…
Rob, dare I say you were great when recording Skate Boarding (or was it boardin')? Don't under estimate yourself. I am loving your blog. Not quite through it all yet, but I am pacing myself. My mom said it was great to see you a few weeks ago.

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