Nestled in the depth of the rockie mountains, the rain thumps against the rooftop echoing throughout the tiny cabin. This is where I will spend the night before heading off onto my next adventure.
This journey called Life is leading me all over. In an instant I am transported from an Arctic chill down to a desert heat, there is no time to miss a beat.
I am dancing through the different acts, traveling around the world but at the end of the day I am simply that little girl. You remember the one, with the hopes and dreams as big as her body, with a heart on fire full of desire. The small silhouette that runs across the field, weaves in and out of life without a shield, the one with the little curly ponytail.
Here I am, that is me! Today I can call myself something else. Something bigger than myself, ultimately a team of proud souls following their dreams of wearing the maple leaf.
Today I have been selected to take part in my biggest role on the largest of stages. The lights will shine down as they call my name. I will maybe even blow a kiss and wave, then jump into the battle because no matter what happens I will forever be known as an Olympian.
As my eyes weigh down and I drift asleep all I can do is dream about all the people that helped me complete this tale. A large group of individuals living their lives all over the map they can’t even be charted. This is not the end, don’t leave just yet, the show is just getting started!
By Geneviève Lalonde
A collection of stories and tales. Reminiscing the past and exploring the future.