A Day In The Life Of Liz, College, One Tree Hill, Wilmington, North Carolina

One Tree Hill Weekend

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.

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James Lafferty and me! I was shaking! 

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.

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I’m officially a Scott Brother

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.

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Sorry Haley, he’s mine! 

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.

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I loved Stephen’s meet and greet too! 

 

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!!

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Selfie at dinner with Stephen! 

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.

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I love you Wilmington! 

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.

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Lindsey McKeon (Taylor James) may have been my favorite! 

And when I left I wasn’t alone, I made so many friend while I was there.

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See, all my new friends! 

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!

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This was our question and answer session, haha! 

I hope I can “Return To Tree Hill” again sometime, but for now, the amazing memories and pictures will have to do!

 

 

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Nathan

For those of you who know me well, know there are few things in the world I love more than Nathan. Who is Nathan you may ask? Why, Nathan Scott of course, from my all time favorite television show, One Tree Hill. But, he is also my bear. My larger than life, boyfriend, best friend, therapist and back seat driver. That is who Nathan is.

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I got Nathan a few years ago from my friend Emma. Her boyfriend gave it to her as a gift, but then, they broke up, so I took it. He is much too large for my house, so I decided to put him in my car and buckle him up. He stays there a lot, but he also hangs by the pool with me, we watch One Tree Hill together, and we cuddle. We listen to music and we go for walks. we play basketball and jam out to music!

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He goes to dance, even the students at the studio I teach at know who he is. They even say to me that they know that I am there or not by seeing Nathan in the parking lot. He goes on my road trips with my friends and me. He is a star in my snap chats and Insta-Stories. He even got to be in my dance pictures with me! And he is just so darn adorable!

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Now, before you get too worried about me, I know Nathan isn’t real. I know the character on the show is just that, a character. But, I so badly in my heart want there to be a real live Nathan, someone who treats me the way that Nathan treats Haley in the show. I so badly want that to be true. And, I created him in my bear. I know that he is just a bear, but he makes me happy when I get up at 5 to go to work and see him in my backseat always smiling at me. He makes me happy when the heat won’t work, or when I roll the windows down and we just drive jamming out to the radio. I love when I drive by people and they see him and wonder what is wrong with me. They probably wonder how I ever got my license?

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The thing about Nathan is that he makes people happy. He makes people laugh with how ridiculous he is, and how large he is. He makes people smile when they see him chilling in the front yard. And, that’s all I want to do in life, make people happy. But, I will always be searching for my real life Nathan, just like Haley and Nathan in One Tree Hill.