I am suffering from post-Olympic depression/withdrawal. I have downloaded and watched the Olympic events I missed or wanted to see again. I have also been watching the Paralympic Games on the web and wishing I was still over in BC in the thick of it, enjoying volunteering, helping the athletes, generally having a great time.
And to make matters worse, the snow is falling in Whistler, something it never did when I was there. I really wanted to experience a winter Games in a winter environment but it never happened but I leave BC and two days later the winter conditions return. As we say over here, nae luck!
I have been home almost a week and I am still not into any routine, except getting up and going to work. My sleeping pattern is all over the place, averaging about two hours a night at different times of the night – 10 til 12 or 4 til 6 or any other combination in between. They say when travelling back from Canada to the UK it takes one day’s recovery for every time zone crossed (8 from Vancouver to Edinburgh) and it is worse travelling east. The joys of jet lag!!
Of course, I am also missing Vancouver, a city I never tire of. Sometimes I wish I could do a job exchange with someone in Vancouver. Hmmm…maybe I could wangle an exchange to learn more about the ‘Own the Podium’ initiative and my counterpart could come to Scotland and give the benefit of their experience in Games planning, legacy or something.
I am also missing everyone I know over there. I feel as though I never spent a great deal of time with anyone because of my work schedule or other Olympic activity.
And throw in for good measure that today is Monday and the start of a full working week.
I am already wondering where I can travel to next. I have no plans to go anywhere right now but there is a chance I could be going to Delhi in October for the Commonwealth Games. Other than that possibility the rest of 2010 will be spent at home.
Oh well, it’s time for a wee lie down.