In September of 2005 I watched the very first episode of How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM). In 2005 I was 11 years old and in the 5th grade. I am now 20 and HIMYM is coming to an end…in fact the last episode aired tonight. I have not watched it because I missed the last two episodes and I need to watch those before I skip ahead to the finale. However, I feel like a part of my childhood is gone for good and it’s a bitter sweet feeling. It’s been a long nine years of trying to figure out who the mom is and we finally know. Anyway, this whole HIMYM coming to an end had me thinking about how much a television show can become a part of you. Almost as if the characters are so relatable that you feel like you are part of the show too. I don’t know if I’m the only one who feels that way but I think it is pretty crazy how you can grow older watching a tv show and become so connected with characters that it makes watching the last episode hard, almost as if you’re saying goodbye to something real.