Still Crushing

First Crush

Who was your first childhood crush? What would you say to that person if you saw him/her again?

When I was 5 years old I fell hard for my first childhood crush.

I wanted to marry him, become a Captain of my own Spaceship and when we were done sailing through space for the day,  I had it planned: we could dock our spaceships in Transylvania  and take lots and lots of walks in the spooky moonlight and we could take turns saving each other’s lives when the bad guys and monsters would pop up.

Indeed my first crush was Captain James T. Kirk and when I fell for him I never stopped falling.

I mean, he was even on episodes of the Twilight Zone! That was my favorite tv show and when he would pop up in episodes my little heart just melted.


As I grew up  I would watch  anything William Shatner was on. I’d watch his interviews on tv I thought he was just the most handsome man ever and that swagger.



It would be easy just to focus on the smooshie aspect of my crush, but I actually took  more away from my first crush then that.

I wanted to be an explorer, I wanted to be brave, I wanted to be fair and be able to kick some ass if I had to.

I think in a way I’ve done those things.

So if I could say anything to my first crush it would be…

” You inspired me.”

6 thoughts on “Still Crushing

  1. You know, I was so tempted to write about Indiana Jones being my first “mature” crush (at 12 years old…this, in comparison to when I had love/hate feelings for someone at 5), but I wasn’t sure if that was entirely accurate. Kirk though, totally get it. Ladies man galore. And that spaceship to Transylvania fantasy with him…I get that, too.

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