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Since coming back to school, my goal has been to write a post at least once a week. And I almost forgot to write a post this week! But fear not! I am here now!

One of my other goals this year was to be more active, and on that note, I ran my first 5k today! A small accomplishment, admittedly, but I’m feeling pretty good about it, so I had to share 🙂

Now onto my newest tv addiction. As you may remember from a past post, I am a fan of the crappy teenage drama variety of entertainment (Pretty Little Liars ring a bell?), but my newest tv love is actually genuinely good! I swear!

If you haven’t heard of Awkward yet, go watch it. Now. I discovered it this summer and watched the first season in one night, that is how much I liked it (granted, each episode is only 30 mins, but still).

Here’s what shocked me most about the show:

1. It’s on MTV. I KNOW. But this little show is a gem. I still can’t get over the fact that it is on the same network that produced Jersey Shore.

2. The high schoolers in the show actually look like they could be in high school! Crazy, I know!

The show centers around a 15-16 year old girl named Jenna. Through a series of mishaps people mistakenly think she attempted suicide, making her more than a bit of an outcast. Pair this with a secret boyfriend, two ridiculously awesome friends (Ming and Tamara), a mean girl cheerleader, and a drama-tastic love triangle, and: We have a winner folks!

This show also brings together a lot of the best of pop culture in the best way. The school’s guidance counselor, Val, channels Glee’s Sue Sylvester, but makes it entirely her own since she actually truly likes kids, means well, and wants to be Jenna’s bff. And any show that has a scene where kids circle around an emerging fight yelling “Team Matty” or “Team Jake” a la Twilight has my vote 🙂

Awkward is also probably one of the few shows that actually seems relatable to real high school experiences. It is heartfelt and endearing (the last episode really hit the emotional mark), and no matter how much Jenna trips through life, you always want to root for her.

If I haven’t convinced you yet about this show, well. . . I guess I just won’t have anyone to gossip with about Team Matty or Team Jake 😉

P.S. I am sooo000 Team Matty  *Sigh/Swoon*

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