What were you doing 6 years ago yesterday? I couldn’t tell you what I was doing other than I was a junior in college, had met UC a few months prior and was probably settling in for another hot Arizona summer with dreams of making the big move to Los Angeles. 6 years ago yesterday Stephenie Meyer woke up from the dream that would later become the novel Twilight.
Did you think 6 years ago you’d be doing this?! That you’d be the lead actor in a hugely popular movie franchise about an eternally 17 year old vampire in love with a teen girl. Did you think you’d be followed around by weirdos with cameras trying to catch you doing even the most mundane of tasks like tying your shoe or walking to your car? Did you think millions of people would gather online to ponder what your every move meant and what you really meant by a flippant comment or gesture? Did terms like “Dadcase” and “fake lesbian” mean anything to you 6 years ago? Did you think that people would care enough about you to create fan sites and blogs and write letters about everything under the sun concerning you?
I sure as crap didn’t! 6 years ago I could never have imagined I’d be sitting here writing letters to some English boy I didn’t know that tons of people I had never met, around the world, would read and comment about with a girl I wasn’t really even friends with. Heck, I didn’t even think 6 months ago that I would be writing daily letters to you and your Twi pals. And all because of a dream that turned into some fantastical story written by an Arizonian housewife on a hot June day.
It’s funny where life takes us.
What will I be doing 6 years from now? I don’t know that either… maybe I’ll write a book about an eternally 17 yr old Mummy and you all will write letters to whatever heartthrob plays him in the movie adaptation… or maybe I’ll catch you walking down the sidewalk Rob, and throw myself at your legs cause I know I couldn’t let you go like Bella lets Edward leave in New Moon. Or crap, let’s shoot for the moon (heh), maybe you’ll see ME walking by and throw yourself at MY feet not letting me go! Now that’s more like it!
Here’s to the next 6,
PS what were YOU doing 6 years ago?! Could you have imagined that vampires and a boy with an accent would take over your life?
Not a ‘funny’ letter but more a letter to remember where we’ve all come from, a letter of appreciation to Stephenie and a letter to remember there was life before Rob and Edward. SHOCK, GASP, FACEPLANT!
And definitely DON’T miss tomorrow here at LTR and LTT when we’ll be celebrating one very special lady’s very special day!