Boston is an amazing city. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it. I LOVE BOSTON. So much. I love the vibe of the mom and pop coffee shops on a rainy morning. I love the subway during rush hour. I love the commuter rail each morning, when it’s on time. I love the Common after it snows. I love my walk through Downtown Crossing each morning to class, and the Spare Change Newspaper guy every afternoon outside of Park Street. And I love the Boston Sports Teams. It’s impossible to live in Massachusetts and not love sports, especially on a day like yesterday when hundreds of thousands of people flood the streets to Cheer on The Red Sox on their ninth world series championship. Yesterday was the 11th victory parade since 2001. It will never get old.
I think we don’t realize how lucky we are that we go to college on the parade route. I mean literally our college is the middle of the parade route. How lucky are we? I mean, I don’t think we truly understand how many people would love that.
The parade was so much fun, Suffolk cancelled classes between 10 and 3 and that was the time of my class, so no school! I have never had a better day at school, no I’m kidding, but it was a perfect day. Parade with my friends, lunch after, no clouds, it wasn’t too cold.
The city was on fire yesterday, there wasn’t a single person that I saw that was in a bad mood, and yes, I hate the people who don’t know who to act in a city, I hate the people who take up the entire sidewalk to walk, but you know what, Boston is an amazing city, with amazing people, and amazing sports teams, and a few days a year, I can deal with the tourists, all I can do is laugh.
I can’t wait for the next Victory Parade. February for the Patriots maybe? We can only hope!
This past weekend, I had the best weekend of my 21 years. It’s been 4 days since it ended, and still that’s all I can think about. If you frequent my blog, then you must know that One Tree Hill is in my list of top 10 favorite things of all time. Nathan especially, but mostly just the show in general.
One Tree Hill found me during a really hard time in life, (hello freshman year of college) and it just made me so happy when I watched it, and I became so invested in these characters lives that I obsessed over them, and made a goal to eventually “Return to Tree Hill” where it all began.
One year ago I started saving up. These conventions aren’t cheap. Even though I knew that if I wanted to go it would have to be all my own money, and it would have to be something that I worked for, it was so worth it. I mean, I got to meet these characters who I have been in love with for years. I got to meet the person who plays Nathan FOUR TIMES. And, he’s still just as handsome as when the show was on, maybe even more so.
I think my favorite part about going to this convention was meeting people from all over the entire world who feel the exact same way that I do about the show. It was magical, it was almost like the rest of the world didn’t exist for a weekend, all that mattered was One Tree Hill. I felt so free while I was there, I felt like I could do anything. I just loved it.
A big part of this weekend was obviously meeting the stars, but also they did a really great job of recreating a lot of the fun things that happened on the show, like the Halloween Party, and the Banquet, and the party at Dan’s Beach House. I loved going to these things and honestly really feeling like I was a part of Tree Hill. And eating dinner at the same table as Stephen Colletti was definitely the highlight!!
I also loved walking around Wilmington and seeing the real places that so much of this show was filmed. I saw the bridge from the opening scenes. I saw Karen’s Cafe, the Naley bench, I saw the river walk and the river court. It was unreal, that’s the only word I can use to describe it, unreal.
I went to this convention by myself. All alone. I knew no one. A lot of people didn’t get that when I told them. They were like, why? Aren’t you scared. And yes, I was scared to fly all alone, and be in a city I don’t know. But, I have spent so much of my life being too scared to do things so just not doing them, and I really want to change that. I want to be scared, but it can’t stop me from doing things that I want to do. It’s like the show says, “most people are stronger than they know, they just forget to believe in it sometimes,”-Kieth Scott.
And when I left I wasn’t alone, I made so many friend while I was there.
I am so so so so glad, happy and thankful that I took a chance and stepped out of what I am comfortable with and went on this weekend trip, so happy I did it. I don’t do enough things for me, I don’t do enough things to make me happy, and it was worth every single penny that I spent, every single one. It was the best weekend I have had. I wish I could go back right now. Thank you to everyone along the way who made it so amazing. There is so much more I want to say, but I think I’m still processing!
I hope I can “Return To Tree Hill” again sometime, but for now, the amazing memories and pictures will have to do!
Everyone who knows me at all, must know that my dream life is to be living in a brownstone in NYC with two dogs and working as the host of Good Morning America. I mean, I don’t exactly hide the fact that that is my dream.
On the first day of classes that’s my answer, when I meet someone and they ask what I want to be, that’s my answer, it’s just my answer, because it’s true. I probably spend around 8-10 waking hours thinking and working for that dream to come true.
I know it’s a large dream. I’m aware. But, it’s okay, because when I think of myself at my happiest, that is where I want to be, and that is what fuels me to to keep going on my worst days. I just imagine how awesome it will feel to finally do that, and finally accomplish what I’ve been working for for so long, and my day is okay again.
What you don’t know is why that is my goal, let me tell you a story.
When I was a young girl, I had a hard time sleeping. I couldn’t stay asleep, and I woke up really early. So I went into my parents room and they told me to watch the news. So I would go into the living room and turn on the TV, and watch the news. And I loved it. I was hooked, I loved how happy they were so early in the morning, and I loved how excited they were to be at work, and I loved the feel good stories, and I would always feel bad for the sad stories. I loved watching them, and how excited they made me for the day, and I guess I just told myself that that’s what I wanted to do, make people excited for the day, no matter how I do that, I don’t care, I just want people to wake up in a good mood. I want people to be happy, I want to be that light for them.
Good Morning America, I think really tries to do that, they really try to help put people in a good mood for the start of their day.
Yes, they do cover the breaking news stories, and the sad stories, and the exciting stories, but they also have fun, and they add a little humor in, and the anchors banter, and they really try to make it a show about encouraging people to go out and have a good day, and that is how I look at the news, whether it’s morning, noon, or night, I want to be the person encouraging them to make their day the best it can be.
And I’ve never been one to aim low, sure I could work at a market that’s not number one, but why work for mediocre, when I could work for the top market in the world.
I know it might not happen, I know I might have to settle for the Today show, but it’s not going to stop me from dreaming, and working hard, and never giving up. I can’t wait for my name to be next to Robin Roberts and Ginger Zee someday.
You guys must be getting sick of reading about me right? I mean, it seems like every post on here is all about me. So, for this one, I thought I would write a post all about my very awesome brother, Bruce Jonathan Hadley.
Bruce is 20 months younger than me. Almost to the day, I’m born on March 19th 1997, and he was born on November 22nd, 1998. At first when I was a little girl, I would get mad that we were so close in age, because I wanted to be older, I wanted to know more, and get to do things first. But, I realize it’s actually pretty cool that we are so close in age, because he’s a sophomore in college right now and I’m a senior in college right now, so in a way we are going through some of the same stuff. It’s cool to have someone to talk to and hang out with and relate to things with.
Bruce is so tall. He’s 6 feet 4 inches. I realize that tall isn’t a really a defining trait about a person, but it’s weird sometimes when I think how tall he is, because he’s younger than me, so I just remember all the time I was taller, and now, here we are.
Bruce is so nice, one of the nicest, most understanding people in the world. He is always there to listen, and he will usually turn the situation around to something that makes you laugh. That isn’t to say Bruce isn’t serious, he’s very serious, he is just the type of person who always likes to take the lighter side of things. If I’m having a bad day, he’s definitely the one I want to talk to, he always makes me laugh.
Bruce is going to be very successful. I can see Bruce living in a small little town with a lot of woods, and a lot to do outside, he is always outside. I can see him working every day at some national park, and working on the trails, or working on the park, or maybe being a park ranger. I can see Bruce enjoying everything that nature has to offer, because he always has been like that.
Bruce can do whatever he sets his mind to do, he’s very smart, and very clever in finding out ways to do things, and ways to succeed. I know he will do whatever he wants in life, and be great at it.
If you think I love George, you haven’t seen Bruce love George, it might even be more than me! Maybe!
It’s weird not seeing Bruce every day, but I know he is killing it up at the University of Maine, and I can’t wait to see where his life takes him, because it could be anywhere.
Last week I had this brilliant idea to do my next post as a day in the life of me. I thought it would be so fun to document my day throughout pictures and to let you know how much I do during the day.
But, I have to be honest, I chose the worst day ever to do this on. I chose last Thursday, September 20, 2018. And I was so busy, there were parts of the day when I forgot I was doing this, and parts of the day when I forgot to keep updated, and also some of the things I did were just boring and I felt like you guys probably didn’t care.
Nevertheless, here we are.
Let’s start from the beginning, right when my alarm went off, very very early.
After I woke up, I took a shower and eat breakfast. Then, I left my house to go to the commuter rail, just like every day. Tuesday and Thursday’s I take the 6:56 train to Boston, Monday I take the 8:01 and Wednesday and Friday I take the 9:26 train to Boston.
Usually, I have an 8 am on Tuesday and Thursday in Somerset Building. I have TV News Producing at this time. I love this class. But, my professor is also an executive producer at Channel 7, so he took us to channel 7 for a field trip on this day. Even though last semester I had an internship right at channel 7, it didn’t matter. It was still so cool to be there. I love the news.
After the field trip/class, it was time for coffee, for sure. Then I did homework for a few hours and then it was time for the involvement fair.
Every year Suffolk does the involvement fair in order to get people to join clubs and activities and to get more involved at school.
Obviously I have gone every year, but this year was extra fun because I got to be
I had the best time at the fair this year because I have wanted to be Rammy since Freshman year and I finally got to be.
After that, it was time for class again!
See how exciting of a life I live? haha Not!
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday I always have to leave right after my last class because I have to go straight to my internship so I’m not late. It’s at channel 4 WBZ, and I actually work on the website. So, I’m writing on their website every night I’m there, it’s really cool.
I have to take the red line to the harvard stop, then I have to walk a mile and I’m finally there. It takes about 40 minutes. I’m at Channel 4 from 4:00-9:30 three nights a week.
I take a break around 7:30 and then work again till 9:30. It goes by so quickly though.
The area that Channel 4 is in, is hopping on Thursday night, there was a live band, a party, and lots of people milling about. It was so fun to wait for my lyft and listen to the band, (yes I take the t there and lyft back, it’s just too late for me to walk, Elizabeth is tired)
Finally, I got back to my car in the parking lot that I left it in at 6:50 that morning.
I made it home ate a cupcake, brushed my teeth, washed my face and went to bed. This girl was tired.
What did we learn? My life is pretty boring. I take a lot of trains, and I feel like I am always on the move somewhere, some days I wish I had no plans, but this is the life I live, and here we are. I like it, I enjoy adventures! I hope you all loved my day in the life of Liz.
Every once in a while something comes along that completely changes your life. Alternative Spring Break did just that for me. Are you a Suffolk Student who is maybe looking for a way to make a difference, or find out more about yourself? ASB did that for me, and I think it can do that for you too. It is amazing, indescribable, and fun. But, if I can’t convince you, check out my Youtube Link here, or down below too.
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If you frequent my blog, then you must know that I am a gigantic romantic comedy fan. From novels, to blog posts, to Instagram posts, to movies to literally people walking down the street holding hands. Maybe it’s my lack of romance in my daily life, or maybe it’s just something deep inside of me, but I love romantic comedies.
And lately, Netflix has really been feeding into my love of romance with these new movies and TV shows that they have been adding.
There was a point last semester where I sat down and wrote a post about my all time favorite couples, from all genres. Just for kicks, I’ll add that in here.
(Fun fact, I just learned how to do hyperlinks at my internship today, so I’m feeling pretty cool)
Anyways, let’s talk about romantic comedies. Some could argue that they aren’t good, because they are so predictable which makes them uninteresting. Which, yes, they are unpredictable, but it still doesn’t change the fact that my heart will be racing during the movies, and I won’t be able to feel calm until it ends.
Let’s take Kissing Booth for example. A totally predictable movie, Elle has a best friend named Lee, Lee has an older brother, Noah, who Lee has never been able to live up to. Elle and Lee vow to never date each other’s siblings, (which won’t be a problem for Lee because Elle’s sibling is like 8) But, because it’s a movie, and because it’s a romantic comedy, Elle and Noah end up dating, which causes friction between the two best friends. Yes, totally predictable and I can totally see how that is going to end, but that changes nothing for me. It doesn’t mean I don’t want to watch it any less, or it won’t make my heart race and I won’t get butterflies in my tummy when I see the way that they look at each other. (Here’s another fun fact for you, the last time I cried was October 2017, that is until this past Saturday when I sat in my bed watching this movie, and cried after Elle and Noah broke up and she didn’t have a mom to talk to, and Noah’s mom came over to console her. I LOST IT! I mean, lost it)
Romantic Comedies are just adorable, because real life just isn’t like that, but it doesn’t mean I won’t sit on the train on the way home imagining every possible scenario that could maybe happen to me because of this past book I read, or movie I watched. They are unrealistic, but isn’t that what makes them so good?
Let’s take my second favorite television show, for example. New Girl. Jess and Nick. We watch them for seven seasons try to deny the fact that they aren’t made for each other. We watch them kiss, we watch them break up, and we watch them become best friends. And the way that Jess and Nick are so different and so incredibly in love with each other, I mean, my heart just melts. You don’t get that type of love in the real world, so we watch it on tv.
Another super popular new movie that Netflix put out is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. It doesn’t hurt that it’s amazing and the main character Peter Kavinsky is one of the most attractive men to walk the earth, but this movie has been a huge hit. I mean I’m a senior in college, and all my friends and I just love it. I was trying to figure out which movie I liked better, To all the Boys, or Kissing Booth, and I really can’t say, because they were both AMAZING!
I’m not going to lie, I’m debating writing letters and sending them out to my past crushes to see just what happens to me, or maybe having my own kissing booth and getting the hottest people to volunteer. I mean, it happened to Lara Jean and Elle, it could totally happen to me, right? Probably Not.
Also, I’ve decided I am so Kitty from To all the Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before, I mean, I just am Kitty.
So, the real moral of this post is just that, yes, I know romantic comedies are unrealistic and totally predictable, but there is something inside of me that bubbles up every time I watch one, or read about one. There is some feeling I get when I see just how made for each other these two people are, just how perfect they are together.
Maybe I won’t ever be famous, or be in a movie, or write a book, or even meet the love of my life, but I hope that the feeling I get when I watch or read about the magic that occurs when two people are perfect for each other never fades away, because I could be totally happy living vicariously through these fake couples, who like Nick Miller said in Season 7, are based on real people, so some part of it has to be real, right?
If you love romantic comedies as much as I do, let me know, we can totally get together and binge watch our favorites!