on march the 8th 2013, I am meeting joanne rowling.
I don’t think a lot of people understand how much this means to some people, but for people like me, it means a fuck load. It’s not just meeting an author of a life changing series, it’s meeting a life changing woman. She is a person, not a piece of art, not something someone has edited to make it as perfect as possible, not a creation from years of hard work, she is a person. An imperfect person who is perfect to me. A piece of work changing someone’s life is very special, but also not entirely rare. A person changing someone’s life is also not rare, but is so much more incredible.
She is my Queen and the reason why I write. Without writing I would not have gained every single friend I have today, and without those friends, I would no doubt be dead. Without Rowling, myself and my late father would not have had such a strong relationship and we would not have shared some amazing experiences together. I would be 100% different to who I am today, and even though I am unhappy with who I am and where I am in myself, I know I would have been worse without Potter.
Without Potter I would not have found writing, a strong bond with my father, fantasy, writing clubs, Lily - my best friend and twin, teenagewriters, Lindsey, Adri, Anna’le and everyone, YWO, Carr, Aly, and everyone from there, charchat, Will, Game of Thrones, Kasha, Bryony, George, Holly and everyone in that group. I would still be a grammar-less idiotic teenager, I would not be as enthusiastic about writing. I would not have Audrey or Arodumor to escape to. I would not have Calen and I probably would not have had Jason.
Rowling has changed my life more than even that, those are just off the top of my head. There’s so much more intertwined. And I am finally being in the presence, meeting this Goddess, this Queen, who has made my life what it is, who has made my life even exist at this point.
I love her. And I have cried a lot tonight over this.