I LIVE for the Olympics, guys. I'll admit it's a bit odd because I could care less about sports at any other time of the year, but I am ALL about the Olympics. I get so into it. When an athlete I'm rooting for does well, I feel so thrilled for them. When I see an athlete crash or stumble or screw up, I feel so terribly for them. In the course of the Olympics, I go through a complete range of emotions. I cheer and feel absolutely ecstatic and I cry and feel completely gutted. Yes, I am basically an emotional wreck for the entire two weeks that the events are running. But it's one of my favourite things and it makes me feel so alive. I just think it's so incredible that these athletes have devoted their entire lives to excelling at one discipline and they have only a few shots to make their Olympic dream happen.
The only crap thing about the Olympics this year was that it was held in a country that has a poor human rights record and that really isn't in keeping with the spirit of the Olympics. Ultimately though, I watched to support the athletes. And besides, hasn't the Olympics always been a little bit gay?
So now the Olympics are over and I'm suffering major withdrawal. It was good while it lasted though and I have a ton of great memories to remember! Until 2016!
Thankfully, to lessen the blow of the ending of the Olympics, I had the pleasure of going to see Marissa Meyer speak and had a whole lot of fun waiting in line and talking books with Zahida of Musings of a YA Reader and Shelly of Readiculous Reads:
|Cress, me, Shelly|
Best Book Read in February:
Previously, my January 2014 Recap.