One year. 365 days. 52 Wednesdays. Oh my heart--completely full, overwhelmed, empty, broken, missing One Tree Hill with every beat. I still remember April 4, 2012 vividly. I wanted the day to never come and yet I wanted to share every moment of the special day with my One Tree Hill Family. The day rolled around and I felt somber all day. I watched countless fan videos, listened to all the OTH music I have, and tweeted along with you guys. My heart broke a little more every time a cast member tweeted their goodbye to our beloved show. When it came time for the episode to air I literally felt sick. This show that I had been watching for so long was ending but little did people know, it wasn’t just a show and I was not ready for it to end.
One Tree Hill was a huge pillar stone in my life. I had never experienced something so rich with knowledge, so full of humor, and so full of heart in my life before. The show helped me through high school, one of the most insane four years of my life. I am graduating in two months and my senior quote is, “For now, I say goodbye to this chapter of my life…And I look forward to what comes next.” A quote from Nathan Scott that has meant so much to me this year.
One Tree Hill has changed my life. The OTH Family has changed my life. I started my twitter fan page because I wanted a place to tweet the cast. I NEVER expected to have 7,000
followers friends come
from the page. I spent every single week during season 9 tweeting with you
guys, getting to know you guys, and feeling all these crazy emotions TOGETHER.
I am happy with the way the series ended. Mark and the team did an incredible job. I know that the Tree Hill Gang is happy and living life in Tree Hill still. As they grew up, we did too. I still miss it everyday, but I am here, and here is good.
So, to my One Tree Hill Family, a year later,
I love you all so much. You have changed my life and made me a better person. On some of my hardest days, I can send out a tweet and immediately have ten people telling me they are here for me or sending me words of wisdom from OTH. You guys don’t know how much that has helped me through the past year of my life. You are all truly some of the greatest people I have ever known. For some of us, thousands of miles separate us but every week during fade in we all came together, in the little town of Tree Hill.
A year since my favorite show in the world that I am overly obsessive about ended and yet it has felt like a lifetime. A lifetime since the fade in to the River Court that last day. A lifetime since Mark taught me something through Haley James Scott. One Tree Hill will always be a huge aspect of my life and I thank you all so much for that.
Until Two Tree Hill (I am holding out hope), I will keep this page and continue to connect with you guys on a regular basis. I will continue to be here for every single one of you because “Your art matters, it’s what got me here.”
Frozen in time, for the rest of time. Goodnight Tree Hill. Thank you for changing my life.