11 Life Lessons I Learned From "Grey's Anatomy"
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11 Life Lessons I Learned From "Grey's Anatomy"

The show that teaches us about saving a life in more than one way.

11 Life Lessons I Learned From "Grey's Anatomy"

If you've ever watched "Grey's Anatomy", you'll know this show is a constant emotional roller coaster of drama. From hook-ups to heartbreak, saving lives and losing them, "Grey's Anatomy" has showed us what it is like to be "dark and twisty" and overcome some of the most impossible of circumstances. Sure, the doctors on the show are all beautiful, but they each come with their own unique suitcase of issues. Watching "Grey's Anatomy" over the years has taught me many things about life and living. Here are 11 lessons I've learned from the doctors of Seattle Grace:

1. Everyone needs a "person."

Everyone needs that one person they can count on for absolutely anything. The friend that will have your back no matter what the situation. The person to tell you "he wasn't worth it" when your McDreamy breaks your heart. The person who will always be your person...no amount of distance will change that.

2. Tequila makes a great band-aid.

The doctors of Seattle Grace have taught us that tequila is a great temporary fix. It doesn't heal the gaping wounds...but it makes a great band-aid. You got your heart broken? Grab that bottle of Cuervo and patch that wound.

3. When in doubt, dance it out.

When life gets all "dark and twisty," the best way to deal with it is to dance it out. Meredith and Cristina taught us that when you can't deal with your emotions, dance. Dance when you're happy, sad, angry....put on your favorite jam and let loose. You'd be amazed at how therapeutic this can be.

4. When you love someone, tell them.

Mark Sloan taught us not to be afraid of how we feel. Don't wait until it's too late to tell someone how you feel. Sure, it won't always work out, but it's better to let someone know how you feel than to live your life in regret, always wondering "what if."

5. Fight for that love.

Always fight for a love you believe in. It's not always going to be rainbows and sunshine. Real, true love is hard. It's about sacrifice, compromise and never giving up. Never stop fighting, no matter how hard it gets.

6. Never let someone define who you are.

Cristina Yang taught us to not let someone else define us. She taught us to take pride in who we are and not to cave in and let someone else's needs overshadow our own. Be your own person and don't let anyone change who you are.

7. Women can be bosses too.

I love knowing we live in a world where women can be who they want. Grey's showed us that women can be bosses too. Strong, independent, kick-butt bosses. It's about time TV shows depict women as strong leaders instead of just stay-at-home moms who make sandwiches and have dinner ready for their husbands when they get home from work.

8. Life can change in an instant.

We learned from Grey's that life can change in an instant. Whether it's a random shooting, a Ferryboat accident, live explosives or car accidents...life can completely change in the blink of an eye. You never know when your time is up, so live each day to the fullest. Carpe diem that ish.

9. Family isn't always blood.

We learned that family isn't always blood. The doctors of Seattle Grace became a family. When things went bad, they had each other. Each and every time something tragic happened, they pulled together and dealt with the situation. Meredith didn't always have a family to depend on, but she always had her friends.

10. Everyone makes mistakes.

We are all human...even the perfect doctors of Grey's make mistakes. They cut L-vad wires, they forget towels in patients, cheat on husbands/wives, miss life/death CT scans...they are far from perfect. So the next time you make a mistake, learn from it. Learn from it and move on. That's all you can really do.

11. It's okay to let your guard down.

Letting people in can be hard. It's like you give them the power to hurt you. But if you never let anyone in, always keep your guard up...you don't give anyone the chance to prove you wrong. Bottling everything up all the time is overwhelming. Don't be afraid to let your walls down.

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