Hey mom, it’s Will here. Or Willy I guess. It feels strange to say that, no one calls me Willy anymore. Everyone calls me Will now, or Will Witt, or “you’re that guy from PragerU!” or “you’re the guy who does those interviews!” It’s surreal a little bit I have to say, being recognized and all. I remember back in high school I loved it when girls from different schools knew who I was, this is a little different though, it comes with more responsibility I guess. It’s just so crazy to think back to then. I remember back then I’d tell you I was sleeping over at a friend’s house and sneak off to a party. I remember how mad you would get when you found out. It’s funny to think back on it now, how scared I was of you finding out, and now I live here in LA all by myself and I choose not to party at all. It’s strange, it’s almost like I just wanted to do it because I couldn’t.
I know we don’t talk so much anymore. I’m busy all the time and there’s always something to do out here. I’m traveling a lot and there’s always something to work on. My phone is always going off too-I think I’m addicted to it. I wake up and the first thing I do is grab my phone and check my social media. At least I can use the excuse that it’s my job, haha.
But I love everything I’m doing. My PragerU videos hit 50 million views about a week ago, and that’s insane to me. I often think back to my days in Boulder. Who could have guessed that any of this would happen? Back then I thought I was still going to be a writer, haha! Look how that turned out.
I’m so happy now though Mom. I’m making real changes in the world, you should see the things people say to me. I got this message the other day from a hardcore leftist who told me he had been following my page just to make fun of it, but as he watched more of my videos, he realized how wrong his side was, and is now he’s a huge fan! It’s so cool to be changing people’s minds.
I had this girl from Brazil hit me up a little while back to tell me how horrible it is in her country, but that my videos and PragerU videos help educate the people there. I had this guy who’s down on his luck see me at an event and tell me that my videos give him hope. I even had this boy with cancer tell me that my videos helped get him through his therapy. They kept him happy, he said. These are the moments I live for now, there truly is nothing like it.
But I think about you all the time. It definitely gets a little lonely here. The people in LA who are my age aren’t necessarily the people I want to hang out with all the time. I met a girl, but she doesn’t live here sadly. She was just visiting from the OC, which apparently isn’t LA? At least that’s what the people from the OC say…, it’s all the same to me. Regardless, you and Colorado are always on my mind. I especially miss not driving through traffic every day. And I miss Maxie too, I doubt she remembers me though!
I just want you to know how important you are to me and how thankful I am for everything. I know you were scared when I decided to leave school, but I hope you understand now that I had to. I just couldn’t stay there in those classes anymore, I hated everything about it. I hated not learning anything, and I hated being misguided. If I had to sacrifice my beliefs to stay in school, what else would I sacrifice my values for? I just couldn’t do it, and I hope now you can understand why I had to get out.
I will admit though, I never thought it would turn out like it has. I’m so grateful for everything though, and I want you to know that everything that’s happened is because of you and all of the help, guidance, and support you gave me.
I know I didn’t listen to a lot of your advice but trust me when I say everything you told me stuck, and I take what you taught me everywhere I go.
I want America to be a better place. I want my children, and my children’s children to grow up in a country that they are proud of. But don’t worry, I’m not having kids just yet! In the end, I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and care about you. Through everything and all the hardships in life, you’ve always been there for me, and I love you for that. I hope this letter reaches you soon, and I hope I can always call, and no matter what else happens, I’ll always be your Willy.