Supernatural was always one of those shows that people used to tell me to watch but I never did until last year (I know, I have regrets about not watching it sooner but life kinda got in the way) Last year was tough, across the board for everyone and I was going through some personal stuff, to help take my mind off things going on I started watching the show and by some miracle (working crazy hours at my full time job and still finding time to fit everything else in) I managed to finish Season 11 a week before Season 12 started.
During the 5 or 6 months that I started watching the show, I have befriended so many people through the fandom and can honestly say, with my hand on my heart, that I’ve never known anything like it. I won’t name other fandoms that I’m part of as I don’t want this to be a whole ‘this fandom is better than that’ or anything but sincerely I have never known anything like it.
My life turned upside in November and I’m still not in the best place. Yesterday I had to have one of the toughest conversations of my life. I put out a call for help on Twitter to the #SPNFamily asking for some positive vibes and was inundated with messages of love and support. Complete strangers offering their time ‘day or night’ and lending an ear. Supernatural isn’t JUST a TV show, it’s a way of life. It’s created a place where during your darkest days you have an entire family supporting you and holding you up. It gave me the strength to do something I didn’t think I could. I have no words for what it meant to me, none that will do it justice.
The cast and fandom embody the the aspects of all that is good in this world and through their generosity and authenticity it encourages others to follow suit and live by the same principles and values. The show, the cast and the fandom mean so much to me. Because sometimes in life you’re blessed with something special, Supernatural isn’t JUST a TV show, it’s a family, it’s a way of life and one I am thankful to be part of.
Thank you, here’s to hoping 2017 is a better year for the world.