get to know me meme: 5 favorite female characters [1/5]
↳ Peyton Sawyer (One Tree Hill)
"Here’s my take on high school. The reason it stays with most people is because: a) almost everyone goes through it and b) they all go through it with a lot of "firsts," you know, your first car, your first love, first sexual experience, first cry-all-night-crash-and-burn breakup, first hate crime, first date rape, first drug use, first time being labelled, first time you realize you weren’t as rich or smart or fast or strong or pretty, or mean or physical or prudish or whatever everyone else seemed to be at the time. First time you realize it’s not what you are or who you are, but who they let you be. But here’s some other "firsts" high school could be: Okay… like the first time you held your head up and decided not to play that game, you know, or the first time you found the right words to say to the right someone who really needed to hear them. The first time you realized you were good at something, or that you cared about something enough to want to be good at it. The first time you shrugged off a label or a rumour, or an attack and just simply took the high road and let it go. Or the first time you decided to fight back."
I love that feeling you get when you don’t remember that you’re reading. When you’re so captured by a book that you forget you’re reading the words. All you see is the descriptions and conversations that being to play out like a movie in your head. You don’t even think about it. Then before you know it, you’ve read 100 pages without realizing it. That’s probably the best feeling in the world.