Just mention Lorelai and Rory, and you think Luke and Jess ( or Dean for those of you ). That wonderful show, about strong women, wearing feathers and rhinestones and jamming out to the clash. It was magical, it still is magical. Whenever I need good butterfly feels, I throw on an episode of this classic. Let's be real, it's more like 10 episodes, you can never watch just one. Reminisce with me, on all the best life lessons those Stars Hollow gals taught us.
1. It's ok to be confident.
I love that Lorelai and Rory - even on their self conscious days, still knew their worth. The older you get, the more you just don't care what others think of you. It's empowering, and wonderfully freeing. Honey badger don't give a...
2. It's ok to be a smart girl, in fact, it's encouraged.
The saying " looks will only get you so far " is one of the truest truth bombs. The Gilmore girls were never apologetic for wanting to read, and write, and know endless amounts of history and useless ( although entertaining ) facts. They weren't afraid to be intimidating, and they could hold their own in a conversation. Be that girl.
3. A wonderful friendship, can come out of the least likely circumstances.
If Paris and Rory can be bff's - there's no telling who you may find standing by your side. This probably will not happen every day, but be open to people you may think you have nothing in common with. You just might find you're actually very similar! I am great friends with my ex's - ex. Are you squinting at the screen thinking " what!? ". That's right, we figured out the reason we didn't give each other a chance before, was because we were too busy being jelly over one another. Now, I can't imagine not being friends. Life is funny like that.
4. Mondays. Are. The. Worst.
Don't make me me adult. If Lorelai doesn't want to, I don't either. Sometimes it just feels good knowing others out there sympathize with you. We all put on our pants, one leg at a time, and we all hit the snooze the same 20 times come Monday morning.
5. Sometimes food does cure all.
I'm not condoning to eat sweets all day e'ry day, but allow yourself to indulge. I have adopted the Gilmore's movie night tradition with my kiddos, with only a slightly less amount of sweets. You have one life, so yes please take care of your body, but eat a piece of pizza ( or three ) for the love of all that is holy.
6. Don't be sorry for your flaws, but apologize when necessary.
Everyone is flawed. That's part of what makes you, well, you. Don't be sorry for who you are, but don't be a jerk either. Know when to say you're sorry. Being the bigger person is always the best choice. Those girls could run their mouths which was hilarious, but also got them into trouble. They knew when to draw the line. If you overstep, just use that five letter word.
7. Get what you want out of life.
Dream big, do what you need to do ( legally ) to get there. See the world, or the cute town nearby you always wanted to explore. The Gilmore girls had bucket lists before they were cool. Write a book, paint a picture, take a class. People make time for what is important to them. Make your dreams a priority, so when you look back, you are approving - not puking.
8. It's ok to be miserable and heart broken just don't stay there
Those Gilmores had their fair share of boy heartache, but they had other tough times too. Whatever you're upset about, you have every right to be upset about. Wallow in it, have a good cry, and then move on. Easier said than done, I know. I think if you shut out any negative emotion ever, at some point it will all come bursting out and probably at the wrong time. Whether it's over a guy, or a killer pair of shoes, Allow yourself to grieve - just don't stay there.
9. Your coffee obsession is completely normal.
I mean compared to Lorelai's, I think everyone's is. Now I need an IV. Give me all of the coffee.
10. It's ok to be single.
Of course when you think about the show, you think about the love interests. However, they did not need someone to complete them. Lorelai ran an Inn, and Rory went to Yale. YALE people! Talk about boss ladies. They were happy by themselves, because they knew what they were bringing to the table.
Whatever the lesson, one thing is true, to have a best friend is the greatest gift of all. Someone that will be there and love you through all your shenanigans. Someone thats love will never waiver, and will always have your back. Oh, and if you're lucky enough that she turns out to be your mother, you've hit the lotto.