Read My Latest: 26 Love Triangles We Will Never Forget

The OC Love Triangle, Summer & SethMaybe I was just a child freak, but as a kid I wanted to be in a love triangle. Not just any love triangle — but one of those dramatic, emotionally-invested, heartbreaking ones that were always designed to make you see the person you truly love. So, yes, one straight from TV. I grew out of that stage. Like every one else I realized that what I wanted was something healthy, drama-free, safe, and, yes, real. 

But, I still get excited when I realize the main character is going to have to chose between two very different lovers.There is a reason that I cried and cried during the last few episodes of The Good Wife’s season five, that the ending of How I Met Your Mother continually infuriates me, and I re-watch seasons 1-6 of One Tree Hill whenever I am sick or hibernating from the world. The love triangle may be a predictable plot device, it may last WAY too long way too often, and it may be unrealistic, but I will never stop loving it. Here are the love triangles I will never forget.

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My very last luminaries…

I loved Elon University from the moment I first went for to apply for the Fellows program my senior year of high school. That visit helped me fall in love with the community, the campus and the little touches that are ‘onlyatElon’ (shameless plug for a twitter handle that I very much like).

However, I am pretty sure it was in December after my first semester that I realized I was in that kind of love that words doesn’t describe, that love that will always be a part of you with Elon University. Why exactly did this happen? Because I experienced my first Luminaries at Elon University. It is the most amazing moment. I love how people from the Elon University and the Town of Elon come together as one community and drink hot chocolate and apple cider, listen to carolers, ride around in a train driven by Santa Claus and sit in awe at the one moment where campus all lights up. It is beautiful.

I have some friends who can’t imagine why a group of college students would want to take a picture with Santa Claus and see a college campus glowing with holiday lights. But they just have not experienced that moment where the little things are more important than the tests and the homework and everything else. I was so sad when I missed it during my semester in London, but for the three of the last four years it was what started the holiday season for me.

This year I got to spend it with many of my favorite people in the world, which was amazing. Well, as long as I did not think about the fact it was my last one…