I still can not get over the fact that the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games are over. It hurts to think that the flame that travelled through the country uniting all Canadians is gone. It is hard to believe that when I get off the Vancouver City Centre station I don't see a sea of people. I am going to miss the random singing of the Canadian Anthem. I am so sad that it all has to end, it felt like to me it went by so fast.
When I first was told that we were moving to Vancouver, Canada I did not know a single thing about this city. So I decided to Google it, and the first thing I saw was Vancouver 2010. I clicked on the site and from that moment on I wanted to be apart of the 2010 Olympic Games. I got to Vancouver and was just buzzing with excitement. I was going to live in the city were the OLYMPICS are going to be held! On my 16th birthday I said to myself I will go to an Olympic event on my 17th birthday. It has been a ride from them, a very crazy one. I tried my hardest to get my hands on some tickets but I just could not. I was starting to lose hope, but I started to also start collecting pins. My hope was in the pins now, trying to get all of them. Then one day while I was sitting in my English class listening to the announcements when I heard about Students Live. I jotted down the website only to find out that this was the last day to enter. I entered via a Facebook post, and hoped for the best. A month went past and no sign from Students Live. I started to think that I was not picked, maybe they already sent out the people who got picked. I was wrong, when I got that email I jumped for joy!! I was so happy, this was going to be unbelievable. Students Live is so much more that I expected, I made great new friends and had the time of my life. The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games have changed me. I have become more confidant, I can go up to a stranger and ask them questions. My whole experience of the Olympics is something that I will never forget. The Paralympic games have shown me that the sky is the limit. People like Brian McKeever are fighters, they will never give nor will they let hardships and disappointments let them down. Goodbye Olympics and Paralympics, you have left your mark on Vancouver and on me. This is my last blog post. I had fun writing on http://www.evelyn-olympic-blog.blogspot.com/