July has been a very busy month but I have prioritized and made sure I watched as much of Le Tour de France as possible. It was thrilling to wake up at 6:00 a.m. (CST) grab my coffee and sit with my eyes glued to the television. I felt the excitement all the way from Utrecht, Netherlands that first day.
I have seen this race, in pieces, in the past. The tour is always engaging but this race in particular, 2015, was the first time I watched with ulterior motives. I want need to be part of it. With all my heart, I need to be part of this unfamiliar yet enticing world of cycling. I want to join the rankings of long-time supporting team members in this sport. But where?
When I was 15 I saw a Cirque du Soleil show for the first time. My heart racing, I knew deep down that I had to be part of “it”. Not 100% sure what “it” was a time but I worked really hard and ended up spending five years in the retail department (ages 16-21).
When you know you know. This year my heart is telling me, yet again, that I need to be part of the cycling world. I am so excited to see where that dream takes me. As of right now, I am in the “create a blog” and research all available avenues until you find your calling. And it doesn’t hurt to brush up on my rusty French just in case!
So here we are. It feels very serendipitous that my new dream coincides with Le Tour. This race and all the news updates about it keep me motivated on my journey. To celebrate and remind myself to carry on I’ve snuck the winning jersey colors into my wardrobe (see image):
- Yellow (maillot jaune) – General Leader
- Polka Dot (maillot à pois rouges) – Mountain Leader
- Green (maillot verte) – Points Leader
- White (maillot blanc) - Best rider under 26 (not included in my pictures)
Although I’m sad the race is over (July 26, 2015), I’m happy the cyclists have a chance to rest and reflect on such a momentous occasion and all that it entails.