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Lessons Learned from Rory Gilmore

Happy New Year friends! Megan and I have had a wonderful holiday season filled with friends, family, and Christmas cookies. Things are busy. But you guys know that, since you are busy too. In addition to our job jobs, I have been doing photography things and learning web development (slowly but surely), and Megan has been calligraphying up a storm. Also, Megan’s wedding is mere months away and we are starting to freak out about it a little. I’m sure it will be fine but needless to say that every weekend from here on out will be booked. Another important event that has happened in my life is that I discovered a little show by the name of the Gilmore Girls. I didn’t watch it when it was on TV because I guess I was too cool for it, but I renounce all of that now. I was stupid and I apologize because Rory and Lorelai are the role models I should have had all this time, and I didn’t know what I was missing. To make up for my mistakes, I have decided to list the five things that I have learned from watching Rory grow up. By the way, I’m not all the way through the series yet so NO SPOILERS.

Don’t take stupid advice. In Season 5, Rory interns at a newspaper owned by her boyfriend Logan’s famous fancy newspaper mogul father Mitchum Huntzberger. After what seems like 30 minutes, Mitchum decides that Rory doesn’t have “what it takes” to be in the newspaper business and should try to do something else. Rory has spent her whole life working to be the next Christiane Amanpour: becoming Valedictorian in high school, getting into Yale, kicking ass at Yale, and now this fool has decided with little to no information that she is not cut out for it. Rory is obviously devastated and then proceeds to drop out of Yale to find herself. What do I get out of this? Don’t let some fool decide your worth, even if he is an important fool. Because obviously Rory snaps out of it and gets back to kicking ass several episodes later.


It’s ok to get lost. So Rory takes this break to find herself, which seems like a dire situation, but I actually don’t blame her. College comes so early in life, way before you actually figure out who you are. Let’s be honest, I’m still figuring out who I am. How the hell are we supposed to know what we want to do with the rest of our lives? The true truth is that most of the time we don’t, which is why so many people hate their jobs. Her time away from school just made her more sure about her career path.


Be assertive. After she snaps back into it and decides to go back to school, she get a job at the same newspaper she interned at before (without Mitchum there) by pretty much hanging around in the lobby waiting to meet with the boss even after he says no. Certainly I could use a little bit of that moxie in my life.


Don’t let stupid boys get in your way. Other than several wayward moments, Rory never lets any of her boyfriends get in the way of her goals. I am so sick of these Bella Swan and princess characters that teach the younger generation of girls to wait around for the boys to make all the decisions and do all of the work. What good does that do anyone? None.


Eat cake when possible. Obviously. Never were there truer words spoken.9fade6beaae4628c2cec6ae122873dfc

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  1. Katie

    I’m so excited at how far you’ve gotten. You’re on the last season correct?! I do believe #6 is the importance of coffee in one’s life. Speaking of, excuse me while I go make my 3rd cup of the morning.

  2. Stephanie

    I should know all this since it was always on at my house daily!

  3. Megan

    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! Maybe I need to watch again since it’s been a few months

  4. Sairy

    Welcome to the best cult ever! I think I have seen the entire series about 50 times… Maybe more. No joke! I can’t wait for you to finish it! Please share your thoughts after the final episode with us! I think you will love it 🙂

  5. Taylor

    I didn’t watch Gilmore Girls either but it’s apparent that I need to. After I watch all my true crime shows. 🙂