Well, this is me, Jared and Jensen at Chicon 2014. I know it’s pretty obvious, but saying this is still a little surreal. I already shared with you guys what a struggle it was to make it to Chicon.
I’ve been a fan of the show for 2 and a half years. I know it’s not much for some people, but it’s enough for me. It’s like I can’t remember my life before it. Jared Padalecki has been my favorite actor for the past 10 years or so, and one of the reasons I started watching Supernatural. For those who may not already know, I live in Brazil. That’s far away from all the good conventions, and I kept seeing people posting their photo ops with them here, and I knew I’d never have one. It was almost impossible to actually go to a convention, it would require a lot of things, and I kept wondering why it was so unfair, why I couldn’t be there, why I couldn’t have a picture hugging them like the others, why I had to sit at home and couldn’t meet these people that mean so much to me.
Then, Karri and I, one year ago after Chicon 2013, came up with a crazy plan to go to Chicon 2014. At first I thought it was insane and it would very likely not happen. But it did. Instead of sitting at home and crying that our plan was just a plan and would have been awesome, we were there to see how awesome it really was. Step by step, what was a Chicon distant dream one year ago, came true. We made it happen. We worked hard for it, and this is the reward.
When I walked up to them, I couldn’t believe my eyes, that I was really there. Everything passed on a blur, when I realized, I was already out of the room. I didn’t know if the op was good, if my eyes were opened, if my face was visible, everything. I was so afraid the thing I wanted the most didn’t come out the way I expected.
When I found my op in the middle of a thousand ones, I cried. Because it’s way more than I could ever have asked for in a million years, all the details, My hand on Jared’s, Jensen’s hand on my elbow, my other hand in Jensen’s back, how we are so close. This is what I imagined countless times, everything I never thought I could have. It’s the most perfect photo op I could ever imagine. I’m so proud for having it, for having this chance, for getting to know them, for being a part of all of it.
So, I found out this past weekend that dreams do come true. That picture up there is the living proof of it. That was a dream I thought it was impossible and really far away, and I got it. This picture is here to tell me never to give up on my dreams. If I set up my mind and go for it, I’ll have everything I ever wanted.