To 2019

To 2019

And the promises I have vow to keep to myself this year.

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Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like if I were more willing to step outside of my comfort zone.

Far too often, I am quick to do things that satisfy the confines of my comfort zone. However, I believe we are called to step outside of our comfort zones and do things that stretch who we are.

This past New Years Eve, I spent time with my best friend in her hometown alongside one of our other friends. While this trip was short but sweet, it was spontaneous. It was a tiny, precious trip that will always stay in my memory. The beauty of just driving 100 miles and exploring my best friends hometown was simple, but so very worth it.

When we allow ourselves to set limits on our life, and step into the mundane routine that society forces us into, we begin to take life way too seriously. What if we simultaneously worked towards our goals and went on spontaneous adventures without the fear of what others would think and what work was waiting for you when you got back?

While my New Years trip was a small adventure, it set a fire inside of me. What if I was always willing just to go?

So, in 2019, I promise to stretch myself.

I promise to go on adventures with my best friends, without hesitation.

I promise never to take life too seriously, no matter the circumstance.

I promise to invest in myself and the people that I love.

I promise never to let life draw its boundaries around me.

When we become stagnant and allow ourselves to accept living a mediocre life, we are selling ourselves short.

2019 is full of promises, and these are just a few that I am striving to keep to myself.

Let us break the confines of routine, and be willing to drive 100 miles to see a family member, partner, or long lost best friend.

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Late last semester, I was in desperate need of a new Netflix show to start watching. I casually inquired to my roommates if I should start watching "One Tree Hill." Both having watched the show before, and slightly horrified that I've never even seen a single episode, they wholeheartedly urged me to begin the emotional journey that is "One Tree Hill." The show is quite a doozy at nine seasons, but I powered through all the ridiculous, melodramatic, and, above all, ups and downs that the multitude of characters experience. I have way too many thoughts concerning this show, but here we go.

Here are some of the best things about this show:

1. Brooke & Peyton's Friendship

2.Haley & Nathan's First Kiss

3. The Cracker Jack Box Prize

4. The Boytoy Auction

5. Lucas and Nathan's Budding Friendship

6. Whitey's Tough Love And Wisdom

7. Jake Being The Best All-Around Guy

8. Lucas's Heartfelt Speech To Brooke In The Rain

9. Peyton Bonding With Her Biological Mother

10. Karen & Keith Getting Together

11. Mouth Being The Ultimate Friend

12. Haley & Nathan Renewing Their Vows

13. The Ravens Winning The Basketball Championship

14. Lucas Declaring His Love To Peyton

15. Haley & Nathan Having Jamie

16. The Heartfelt Farewell To The River Court After Graduating High School

17. The Transformation Of Brooke Davis

18. Brooke & Peyton Reuniting In Tree Hill

19. Haley & Nathan's Little Family

20. Quentin & Jamie

21. Lucas & Peyton Getting Back Together

22. Deb Knocking Nanny Carrie Out

23. The Dog Eating Dan's Heart

24. Lucas & Peyton Getting Married

25. Peyton & Lucas Having Sawyer

26. Nathan Getting Into The NBA

27. Brooke & Julian's Relationship

28. Clay & Quinn Getting Together

29. The Utah Trip

30. Brooke & Julian's Wedding

31. Lydia Scott Arriving

32. Brooke Telling Julian She's Pregnant

33. Jude & Davis Baker

34. Chase Being The Best Bar Manager

35. Chris Keller Returning

36. Keith Forgiving Dan

37. Clay & Quinn Getting Engaged

38. Clay & Quinn & Logan Becoming A Family

39. The Cast Singing Along To The Theme Song

40. This Iconic Line

"One Tree Hill" is definitely a show that gives you some serious feelings, and because of that, I think it's one of the best teen dramas ever made. Lucas, Nathan, Brooke, Peyton, Karen, Keith, Whitey, Jamie, Deb, Mouth, Skills, Clay, Quinn, Millie, Chase, Chris, and even Dan will always have a place in every OTH fan's heart. There is, after all, only one Tree Hill.



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