8 Things The Gilmore Girls Have Taught Me

8 Things The Gilmore Girls Have Taught Me

1. Coffee is the cure to any problem.

The series Gilmore Girls has been around for a little while, but it has some pretty timeless commentary. I'd be lying if I said I've never binge watched the show, or re-watched old episodes more than once. There's something about Lorelai and her daughter, Rory, that's contagious. Their relationship is unbreakable and they have taught me a lot about life in general. With that being said, here's eight things that the Gilmore Girls have taught me.

1. Coffee is the cure to any problem.

The Gilmore's drink coffee like it's water, and always turn to it when their day is headed south. I've adapted this strategy, and coffee has become a huge part of my life. Being a college student, I've been hooked on the stuff for a while now, but now I have a better appreciation for the caffeine filled beverage.

2. Don't be afraid to treat yo'self.

Wake up craving a breakfast from your favorite diner filled with eggs, toast, pancakes, and endless amounts of coffee? Don't be afraid to order it all. Sometimes you need to treat yo'self with some good food and better conversation.

3. First impressions of someone aren't always right.

Take Paris and Rory for example. Arch nemeses at first, but then they grow to understand and love each other, no matter how annoyed they may get with one another. Yes, you should trust your gut with certain people, but sometimes it's good to give someone a second chance.

4. A relationship with a 'bad boy' can be damaging.

Jess, I'm talking about you. Personally, I love Jess. He's so underrated, but I can see how he could mess with Rory's mind. He has many layers and isn't willing to break down any of his walls, even though we know Jess loves Rory and Rory loves Jess as well. It's frustrating to see them take one step forward and two steps back as a couple, but it all works out for the best in the end.

5. It's okay when things don't turn out the way you thought they would.

When Rory chose Yale over Harvard, it seemed as though the world was flipped upside down. She had fantasized over attending Harvard ever since she was a young girl, but she decided to go to Harvard's rival school instead. Being open to different opportunities is important because those opportunities mold you as a person and help you grow, which is exactly what happened with Rory.

6. You are your own motivator.

It's a hard fact to accept, but a person will only do something if they truly want to do it. You have to motivate yourself to get things done, and that's difficult when you have so many tempting offers that don't involve school work or extra curricular activities. Channel your inner Rory and set out some time to do school stuff and then enjoy yourself the rest of the time.

7. It's perfectly fine to stay in on the weekends and binge watch your favorite movies.

Lorelai and Rory taught me that binge watching classic movies is sometimes all you need to relax and have fun. Order up some Chinese take-out, plug in your old VCR, and cozy up on the couch while watching Casa Blanca.

8. Your mom will always love you no matter the circumstance.

Remember the huge blow out that Lorelai and Rory had when Rory decided to leave Yale for a bit? Remember how Rory just showed up at Lorelai's house and apologized for everything she'd done? That's how mom's are. They will be forever accepting of you, no matter how bad the blowout may be. It may take some time to get over, but ultimately they want what's best for their children and will always be accepting of you and will provide endless love for you.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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After 'Extremely Wicked' And 'The Stranger Beside Me,' We Now Understand The Criminal Mind Of Ted Bundy

1 hour and 50 minutes, plus 550 pages later.


Netflix recently released a movie in May called "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile" (2019), based on the life of Ted Bundy from his girlfriend's viewpoint.

In 1980, an author and former Seattle police officer, Ann Rule, published a book about her experience and personal, close friendship with Ted Bundy, called "The Stranger Beside Me."

These two sources together create an explosion of important information we either skim over or ignore about Ted Bundy. Watching this movie and reading this book can really open your eyes to who Ted Bundy really was. Yeah, there are the confession tapes on Netflix, too, but these other things can really tie it all into one big masterpiece of destruction.

I swear, it will blow your mind in different ways you never thought possible.

In the movie, "Extremely Wicked", Zac Efron stars as the infamous Ted Bundy, America's most notorious serial killer. He portrayed the murderer who kidnapped, killed, and raped 30 women or more. Personally, he made a great Ted Bundy, mannerisms and all. Lily Collins stars as Ted's girlfriend who was easily manipulated by Ted and believed that he was innocent for years.

The movie is told in the order that Liz, Ted's girlfriend, remembers.

In the book, "The Stranger Beside Me", Ann Rule writes about Ted Bundy, who used to be her old friend. They met while working at a crisis center in the state of Washington and were close ever since. Like Liz, Ann believed he was innocent and that he was incapable of these horrific crimes.

Ted Bundy had made both Liz and Ann fools. He easily manipulated and lied to both women about many things for years, his murders being "one" of them.

Okay, so we all know that Ted Bundy was absolutely guilty as hell and totally murdered those women. 30 women or more. He literally confessed to that, but researchers and authorities believe that number to be way higher.

But... you must know that the movie and the book tell two different stories that lead to the same ending. That's why it's so intriguing.

At one point, I couldn't stop watching the movie. Then, I bought Ann Rule's book and was completely attached to it. I couldn't put it down.

For me, Ted Bundy is interesting to me. Unlike most young girls today, I don't have a thing for him nor do I think he's cute or hot. I know that he used his charm and looks to lure women into his murderous trap. That's why it's so hard to understand why this movie and book created a new generation of women "falling in love" with Ted Bundy.

GROSS: He sodomized women with objects. He bludgeoned women with objects or his own hands. He was a necrophile. Look those up if you have not a clue of what they mean. That could change your mind about your own feelings for Ted Bundy.

After "Extremely Wicked" and "The Stranger Beside Me", I now understand the criminal mind of Ted Bundy. He was insane, but he was also smart, put together, educated, charming, and lots more. That's why I'm so interested in why his brain was the way it was.

The criminal mind is an interesting topic for me anyway, but for Ted Bundy, it was amazing to learn about.

I highly recommend both the movie and the book I quickly read in two weeks! If you want answers, they are there.

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