My Journey with Harry Potter

Once a Potterhead, always a Potterhead! Potterhead means someone who’s a big Harry Potter fan. Those who know me, whether it’s in person or following up with my pages, know that I love everything that is related to Harry Potter. Many people when asked what reminds them of me or how to describe me with one thing, most of the time they say Harry Potter. Oftentimes when people realize how passionate I am about the Wizarding World, they ask me why it means so much to me. And whenever there’s news, a post, or a meme about Harry Potter, people send it to me. And I find it beautiful that whenever they see anything to it, they remember me.

How and When It Started

When I was around 10-11 years-old, I discovered the movies and started watching them. I fell head over heels with it right away. I’ve always enjoyed fairytales and movies with magic, so it was a plus to make me interested in it. Slowly, I started watching the movies that had been made at the time. The reason why Harry Potter affected me that much and has stayed with me is because it wasn’t a one time thing.

Every year for the next six years, I waited for updates about the books and the movies. So Harry Potter was there during my preteen years until I was 16-17 years old. It was there during my growing up and everytime it came back stronger. So basically, Harry Potter and I, alongside millions of other fans, all grew up together. We’re like childhood friends whose friendship got stronger over the years.

Harry Potter never failed to make me feel happy, thrilled, and interested. And over the years, my excitement hasn’t lessened at all. It’s been 15 years since the last book was out and 11 years since the last movie, but whenever I see something related to the Wizarding World, I get excited like I’ve always have. Harry Potter gave my childhood beautiful memories and it’s been here for ages. I’ve spent more than half of my life around it and it’s connected with me in a magical way.

How It Affected My Life

This magical story about the boy who lived has had a big impact on my life. It is the reason why my life has taken that route. When I was younger and my English wasn’t at the level it is now, I was worried that one day I’d meet Harry Potter and wouldn’t be able to speak with him because of the language barrier. Hence, this was an excellent motive to learn English. And speaking English has helped me make a few interesting friends across the globe over the years and it helped me to get a job at an international school.

Another thing that was also a big impact is that when I was eleven years old I told my dad that I wanted to be a writer and I wrote a Harry Potter fan-fiction. At the time, I didn’t know how I was going to do that, but fast forward to the present, I have two published poetry books and finished writing the first draft of my first novel.

How Is It Going?

Harry Potter has given me so much and it has shaped my life in a way that not many things have. It has introduced me to other fans of the Wizarding World. I also got this habit, like millions of other Potterheads, to possess all that is related to Harry Potter, like you’ve seen in the pictures that are scattered in this post.

When people ask me if I’m still a fan, I quote the book and answer, “Always.”

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