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.”