Games Calling: London, Here I Come!

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.

Comments

  1. avatarCat says

    Sounds like the culmination of ur dream is coming true. It’s one less thin on ur bucket list to cross off. Have fun & look forward to ur next entry.

  2. avatarJohn Shubin says

    Candace,

    Do you mind me asking how did you get a Work Visa to Volunteer for the Olympics? I was given an interview by Game makers but couldnt move furthur because I couldnt not find an individual or a company to sponsor me a Visa to Volunteer!

    Its not like I was to be paid or anything? Any help you could give me would Greatly be appreciated!

    Depressed about not being able to Volunteer,
    John Shubin
    Covina, CA

      • avatarJohn Shubin says

        Yeah, Not true… During my interview, they stoped it due to me not having a visa! Went to the British Govt website and to be able to get a Visa for athe olympics, you had to be an Athelete, etc. They did not give them to Voulenteers! :-(