I’m having a hard time confessing this, but I have written my first fan mail. I kind of feel as though the whole idea of writing a fan club letter to a celebrity is really cheesy & a bit juvenile, but I have recently come across a person I really feel a strong, honest, genuine connection with. So, I’ve felt compelled to write that particular person a real heartfelt letter. This the only
sane, normal, proper/effective way I know how to reach out to that person without actually flying halfway across the country, tracking that person down at their filming location & stalker-fangirling him.
Right now, one part of me feels like a love-sick puppy-dog teenager who is writing to their favorite One Direction band member…like I’ve somehow jumped back to the 90s & I’m reading a copy of Teen Beat magazine with poster cut-outs of Hanson & Backstreet Boys taped all over my bedroom walls. Another part of me feels nervous, hoping that this person will actually read what I wrote, & not let this letter be thrown into the trash heap or shuffled to the bottom of a mountainous pile of love letters, never to see the light of day. I’ve got my fingers crossed in hopes that I will get a genuine reply & not some generic form letter typed out by the talent agency’s PR secretary.
Why do I suddenly feel like I’m doing something illicit, something naughty? I guess I feel like a person of my age is too old to be sending ‘flowery’ fan mail to their favorite celebrity. I feel like I’m 34 driving in a 16 mph zone…if you catch my drift.
Well, at least I didn’t doodle love hearts all over the paper & spritz my perfume on it. That would just be too creepy. Blaaaaagh! Here’s to hoping that when I reach out, that person will reach out to me in return (in a positive way, & not some creepy fangirl way). Cheers on this Friday!