Christopher Gutierrez to Me
Posted on December 7, 2010
What happened twelve hours ago seems so surreal right now and I don’t really know why it happened but it did. I was hoping for an e-mail from him if ever he received the letter but instead I got something better and I just feel so blessed and thankful right now.
I’m glad I stuck to my crazy stunt of writing him a letter and sending it through mail. Sometimes doing something crazy, out of the ordinary but meaningful makes it all worthwhile especially if you got what you wanted to achieve or received something even better than what you expected.
I am probably romanticizing things and being overly cheesy about it but I can’t get over it. I just can’t. It just made me want to challenge myself more and try and go out of my comfort zone and do a lot of things I haven’t done before because I was scared or hesitant to try doing them.
Chris isn’t exactly a role model if my parents would have their say but I look up to him because he knows himself. He knows what he believes in. And what he puts out there is real—whether it’s his written words or speakings— and that’s what I want to look up to: someone real and genuine and knows that he has made mistakes in the past and has learned from them; someone not afraid to admit he has made countless mistakes that he regrets having done up until today.
Chris is my rock and my crutch—someone that I listen to for more knowledge and information as well as opinion; someone that I listen to when I feel like I need to run another extra mile. He’s inspired me so much that what I have been writing and thinking about for the past week were thought about or inspired to be made because of him.
He thanked me for my words and my continuing support for him and I’ll thank him for every word and insight he has ever written to make me believe that I should do much more than what I am doing right now.
I’ll continue reading and listening to his words. I’ll continue supporting him for as long as I can. And I’ll continue to write of him or for him so I could share to the world the virtues or beliefs that he has enlightened me with.