As a child growing up, I was fortunate to enjoy many of the things that made my childhood pretty awesome. Being born at the end of the 80’s and growing up in the 90’s, I had great music, television and things that sometimes makes me wish I could relive my childhood.
One of my favorite shows to watch in the 90’s, was the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Now this may seem strange, and maybe even nerdy to some people, but to me it was everything.
Everyday after school and homework, my twin brother and I would rush home to watch our daily dose of shows. MMPR was one of them. Being a little girl who eventually had tons of celebrity husbands, I had my very first crush. I was five years old and boy did I swoon over the actor Austin St John. Austin played Jason Lee, the very first red ranger and the first leader of the power rangers. I had it bad. I was glued to the tv not only to see him, but to pretend that I was the pink ranger and saving the world.
I am not ashamed to admit that my crush on Austin, became the beginning of all the celebrity husbands that I had, and there have been many. 🙂
I was fortunate to attend a VIP event in NYC last Friday (12/4/2015) and I was able to meet him. After I blushed and gave him a hug. Me and a small group of fans were able to speak with him for about two hours. He was very interesting, humble and down to earth. Even better many of his beliefs like family, faith and becoming a better person everyday were the same as mine. I was even more ecstatic that I was able to get a picture with him.
Now why does this matter, you may ask? Well, Austin was the inspiration behind my short story Winter’s Gift. A year ago my writing group and I were a part of a fantastic holiday anthology. As many writers that I know, we have various sources of where inspiration come from. When I was thinking about my hero, my mind automatically went to Austin. What better way then to incorporate my very first celeb crush into my first anthology. And my hero Scott was born.
Now this may even seem silly to some, but to me it was everything. Not only did I meet a person I have been wanting to meet since childhood, but I was able to share one of the things that I love (writing) with him .
Until next time
Here’s Austin and Me