Everyone has a superhero. Now, I’ve never really been into comic books, videogames or attended a Comic-Con event, but I greatly enjoy the Marvel movies (Spiderman is one of my favorites). Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my superhero, though. The only way I can explain it is women empowerment. I caught the show for the first time at a young age, but ever since, I’ve been hooked. I own all the seasons and even some comic books and apparel based on the show. Honestly, I’m not one for scary things, especially movies or shows. For instance, anything that has to do with ghosts scares me and I won’t watch it. I’ve only seen a handful of scary movies in my whole life. Yet, I can watch Buffy into the early hours of morning and have no problem falling asleep. The show itself makes me feel like I can do anything for a while after. If anything, that show is a lullaby that helps put me to sleep. I mean who doesn’t love a girl who can kick some vampire ass? (hah!) I don’t know a girl or woman in the world that wouldn’t love to come up against any physical being they faced, or at least know that they had a good advantage with their super strength. I know that would help me rest easier at night.
Unfortunately, those kinds of things don’t exist, that’s why they’re fictional. But there are real life heroes right in front of us in our everyday lives. My parents are my real heroes. I couldn’t and wouldn’t ask for anyone better than the parents I got dealt in life, I truly am lucky to have my mother and father. I have great relationships with both of them and they have a great relationship amongst themselves.
My mom is one of my best friends. I talk to her on a daily basis and tell her about every happening in my life. Sometimes I even tell her too much, things she as my parent never wanted to know (hah!) I love her so much. She is always there for me. She understands me better than any other adult can. And she’s always supporting me, giving me advice and helping me feel better when I’m down. She’s helped me get through some really hard times in my life and I appreciate that more than anything. She’s an amazing person. I can only hope that one day I can be as great of a mom to my kids as she is to my sisters and me.
My dad is just as much of a hero to me. He works a fulltime job and has his own business on the side. He’s always working and willing to support our family and is the strongest and kindest man I know. I always feel safe when he is around and will always be his little girl; I still love to cuddle up to him on the couch when we’re watching television. His hugs can cure almost any problem and he knows what I’m going through in my life, we have a lot in common that way. He still calls me by my childhood nickname and would do anything for me. I love him so much. One day, I hope to find a guy as great as him and have the kind of relationship that my parents have with each other.
“Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.”—Ronald Reagan