To Have Friendship is a Blessing

The Importance Of Friends and 'Friends'

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Okay, so Buzzfeed came out with an article (updated now) that brought the news that Netflix was taking out "Friends." I was legit so sad when I read that because I've become so attached to the t.v. show that saying goodbye to it meant saying goodbye to a friend...forever! When I first watched the show, I didn't know it'd be that show I would watch every. single. day. I was crazy.

Actually, no, I wasn't- everyone else was crazy for judging me for re-watching episodes. I don't know what it was that made me so obsessed with this show; but after quite some time, I realized I became attached to the characters in that I see them in me and in my friends.

Being a student at a university protects me from the real world. I don't have to worry about finances, and there's not much pressure on me to find a job because my priorities lie in my studies. It's not a big deal until I realize that...it is. A lot of things feed that part of my brain that triggers stress and worry. It starts screaming that I'm a senior aka I'm retiring from school.

I'll be leaving my younger friends. I'll feel alone and trapped in this depressing world I've come up with because I don't know what life is like without school to keep me productive. I'd feel like an impostor, feeling insecure that I'm just not good enough or even intelligent enough to reach my hopes and dreams. There's that constant worry. It's always there; but the thing is: it's just a worry, something that isn't written on my timeline.

Then a light comes up. It's the same light that makes me all warm inside, the one that reminds me to rest in God's love. Life's a piece of work (who knew?), but when I look at it, I see my friends. My self that's been through experiences of rejection and other negativities knocks on my head to tell me to quit worrying so much.

"Friends" showed my worry of being a twenty-one-year-old (hehe she can buy booze now) without security post-grad (my parents are still gonna take me in, don't worry lol).

I see this through the character Rachel Green, who leaves the comfortable and secure lifestyle and survives New York as a waitress- in the beginning. She's the proxy that allows us to experience this sense of growth. She starts the series as a waitress and ends it as a successful manager in the fashion industry. When she mentioned that she wanted to be something other than a shoe, it struck me that her leaving that comfortable lifestyle was freedom for self-discovery. Friendship made the big, scary city a little less scary. When I was deciding what career to do, for the longest time, I only gave myself either the choice of medicine or law- my "shoe." Time at university- time away from my first home- led me to discover my path as a creative. It was scary in that, like Rachel Green, I was starting from a foreign path, but I knew I wanted to keep going. Life after college is an even bigger challenge, but with this path and having friends in it, I bet it's going to be an adventure.

We all share the struggles, but we're there for each other (when the rain starts to pour like we've been there before). I see this and think to myself that I'm worried over some void. The thought of me graduating college is pretty scary. It's a lot "do this" and "do that," but I think I just need to layoff myself a bit. I'm so wound up in that worry of becoming a failure, but the happiness I found is stronger. As the backbone of the series, friendship always powers through. I'm not saying that any of this answers my obsession with this series; however, the friends part of "Friends" definitely has a big impact. The idea of having love on your side throughout your struggles and fears always and forever is, well, pretty cool.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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Must-See Movies For Your Summer

Check out these movies in theaters soon!

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I can't wait till these movies come out. Going to the movies during summer is a great escape from the heat, giving you a few hours in the air conditioning while enjoying a big tub of popcorn.

Here are a few movies to check out this summer when you want to cool down for a little while:

1. "The Lion King"

2. "Aladdin"

3. "The Hustle"

4. "Men in Black: International"

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