In my little circle of friends from Roo Teeth (the Australian Rooster Teeth fan group) I'm known as the one who loves Meg Turney, who loves Meg Turney a lot. I mean, my main mission for RTX Australia 2016 was to meet Meg, and when the idea that I wouldn't get to meet her due to how packed her signings were and I was bummed out, all my friends said they were gonna spam Meg with tweets to get her to recognise me, and whilst I wouldn't let them do it because spamming someone is sucky and annoying, I appreciated the sentiment.
So I love Meg Turney a lot. But I've never really gotten into the nitty gritty of why she inspires me so much and why I love her so much, I just kinda continue on as it is.
It's weird, Meg is kind of like a big sister to me who has also never properly met me besides a 30 second encounter at RTX Australia where I was crying like a big baby. Quite frankly, I look up to her the way my 7 year old and 3 year old sisters look up to me, minus the bullying. (come on teasing kids is fun don't judge me).
All the way back in 2014, she was a major part in me recognising and accepting my sexuality. I was 15, had been debating this since I was 13, and I watched the video that Meg did with the vlog brothers and I cried at how much I felt like I finally had a name or an idea of what I was and what I was trying to deny. The first ever interaction I had with her was in August of 2014 when I tweeted to her about how much she helped me and was a role modal for me during my time of coming to terms with my sexuality, and she sent me a <3. I was overwhelmed with emotion.
Another reason I love Meg so much, quite frankly, because I can relate to her. I see myself in her, and as someone who is at the moment suffering really badly from anxiety and the idea that I'm not going to go anywhere in life because I'm failing my last year of high school, its cool to see how far shes come and how she talks about her anxiety. Theres also the little things of how we kinda have a similar voice, (throwback to that one time at a Roo Teeth meet up when I got filled with emotion and someone mentioned that my voice went up 10 octaves and they didn't realise it could go so much higher) and whenever I post pics I get told I look like a mini!Meg Turney which is flattering because she is absolutely beautiful. (although I get it now guys, you can stop commenting on every single picture I put on facebook saying "meg tho" and "hello meg" like seriously pls).
Meg seems like such a sweet person, I wish I could be her best friend. I want to learn from her and hug her and honestly, I just want to have a conversation with her and ask her things and learn from her and hug her. I was hoping to get that at RTX Australia but it was the last 30 seconds of the convention and she was only down for 1 minute so I was crying like crazy and got a shitty photo on my iPhone 4. But I got to hug her. And that was my highlight of RTX. My friends called me a dork and a loser for crying but c'mon, I cry at everything guys. I just cried because my Mum brought me a slice of Nutella Pizza like what did you expect.
Yeah I'm a loser.
This journal going on for a while and is pretty long, but theres another reason I love her so much. And honestly, its for the simple reason that she entertains me. I went through a rough patch (jesus christ again? get your shit together Tayla) last year where I had to be strong for my mother when we kicked my abusive Dad out of the home, and I couldn't really go to her when I was upset by the messages he'd send me, because she still loves him and was struggling with letting him go (20 years of relationship will do that to a person), and just watching some Meg Turney videos helped me. I could cry in laughter and watch her Ask Megs and I suddenly felt better.
So all in all, the final question is, how does Meg Turney inspires you? Meg inspires me to become a better person and strive to be my best, I one day want to be a person that can help people like Meg helped me. She also inspires me to get in the cutest relationship ever because honestly her and Gavin are so cute and it makes my heart sing. One day I hope I can have a meaningful conversation with her and let her know how much she means to me.
She's beautiful, she inspires my fashion goals along with Barbara, and she's helped me go through so much. So yeah, I love her a lot, but the question is, why don't you love her just as much?
Because she is freaking MEGA awesome.
And you're missing out if you don't see that.