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To Soar, Olympics Style

Yukon mountain snow covered soaring above the trees

As anyone who’s followed me for awhile knows, I’m a diehard Olympics fan. But going into 2018, I didn’t remember the Olympics were this year. And last week I was barely aware of them and only realized five days before the Opening Ceremony that they were about to begin! I don’t think I’ve been this dialled out from the Olympics before. I’m not sure why.

I always plan to take two weeks off but obviously not this year. The time zone difference is a challenge; only way to watch it live is to reverse the sleep schedule. That’s beyond me! I could still cancel my appointments . . . but I just can’t get up enough motivation to overcome the inertia . . . maybe lethargy would be the better word . . . or maybe it’s all part and parcel of my what are my priorities, where am I going, can’t believe it’s been 18 years of recovery, I’m never going to get fully better am I, state of mind.

Whatever the reason, the bright spot is that CBC has invested hugely to make these games be what you want and to be fun to watch. They’ve drawn me in, and until the 25th, I’ll have a few times out from my life, which is what the Olympics are for all of us.