So here I am, sitting at an airport in Tampa, Florida waiting for my flight to London, about to fulfill a dream I concocted about five years ago when I first heard London would host the Olympic Games. The thought of actually going to London for an extended period of time was kind of a pipe dream – something I just thought about, but didn’t actually do.
I put in my Gamesmaker application in October 2010 and I thought it was a long shot – how would I get so much time off work, save enough money, find a place to stay? By May 2011, when I had a phone interview, I started to think, ‘I probably wouldn’t have an interview if I didn’t have a chance’. And I learned an important lesson about the five hour time difference between Florida and London -I thought my phone interview was at 1pm London time, 6pm Eastern time, so when my phone rang at 8 a.m., I was none too keen to answer it (have we discussed that I’m not a morning person?)! But I did — Thankfully, my subconscious is better at all determining time zone changes than my brain!
In December, when I received an email congratulating me on being selected as a Gamesmaker, it was one of the Christmas gifts ever. Since, then, my needs have materialized in perfect serendipity. Clearly, this is what I’m meant to do.
And as I sit in the airport waiting for my flight, I’m thankful to those who helped me make it happen, and I cant wait for what’s next.