10 Life Lessons From The Gilmore Girls

10 Life Lessons From The Gilmore Girls

"You need me to be with you, I will follow where you lead."
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With the "Gilmore Girls" revival coming up I thought it only fair to indulge in the show that everyone got a good laugh from. Most fans know Stars Hollow as that quaint little town we all wish we had the chance of living in. From learning which books to read to picking the right junk food for every emotion, Lorelai and Rory have taught us all we need to know.

With all the lessons to choose from, here's 10 of those that truly stuck with me:


1. You will always need your mom.

Your mom is and always will be your No. 1 fan. She will go to the ends of the Earth to make sure you have everything you've ever wanted and most importantly, needed. She may judge you, but it's because she's protective and will always want what's best for you. No matter how long it's been since you've called or how far you move away, she will always be excited to hear from you. It's the love that can't be shaken.

2. Wallowing is good for the soul.

It's the rules of life. Lorelai gives us the 411 on how to properly "wallow." Sometimes, we try to avoid the entire "I'm heartbroken and can't think about it without crying" scenario but in the end, we succumb to it. It's the mysterious ways of the world acting on us and our emotions. Just let it happen.

3. Life is better with a little sarcasm.

I'm almost positive that everyone in this show was able to show sarcasm on a daily basis. Even Ms. Kim had her occasional funny moments, even though she was more of the "harsh but funny" type of mother. Whether it was Lorelai discussing her life without coffee or Ms. Kim explaining the right customs for a young woman, the laughter was always flowing.

4. There's nothing coffee and food can't fix.

Luke's Diner, the place most of us wish we could grab our coffee from. Whether it was curing lack of sleep or just a good "pick me up" coffee was the ultimate go-to. So find that coffee shop where you become friends with the owner or baristas and never leave. Ever. They have food and caffeine. What more could you need!

5. Never compromise who you are and what you love.

One of the most iconic characters in the show, Lane Kim. Being afraid to tell her mother everything she hoped of doing with her life and what she enjoyed was a burden of a secret; however, she eventually found her voice and chose her own path. Though her mother never completely approved, she didn't back down from expressing herself and who she was destined to be.

6. It's OK to fail, even when you try your best.

Paris Geller is a prime example for this. Though she did everything she was supposed to, including extracurricular activities and having straight A's, she still didn't make it into Harvard. If you watched the show, you know she ended up at Yale performing above and beyond what she believed she would. Sometimes, God has a different plan for you than you do yourself.

7. You don't always need a man.

As Lorelai would put it, just because I like pie, "it doesn't mean I feel the need to date pie." In season 4 we see endless tangled love affairs. Sometimes, all you need in the end is yourself standing tall in tough times. You know you will always have your own back, that you can count on.

8. Love is confusing and challenging.

Loving someone doesn't always mean you'll stay with them. We fall in and out of love with every boyfriend Lorelai and Rory seem to date (some more than others). At the end of the day, there is always one man we knew was the one. Though Lorelai may have gone through some frogs, she eventually found who she needed to be with (the one we all prayed for).

9. Money won't solve everything.

Lorelai had every chance possible at having all the money she could imagine for herself. Her family was full of wealth, yet her parents were never always happy with the "finer things in life." Occasionally we would even see Emily Gilmore enjoying the simple things in life (dinner with her daughter and food court food). Just because you end up with money, doesn't mean that'll help with your problems.

10. In the end, you can't choose your family but even if you could, you'd still choose who you have.

While half the time we can't stand our family members, we know that we wouldn't want to be around anyone else for the rest of our lives. Family is family, whether you don't agree with each other (like Lorelai and Emily or Ms. Kim and Lane), or you're best friends (like Lorelai and Rory) you will always be there for one another. Stars Hollow shows us that even a whole town can come together and feel like family. It's the most important bond, whether it's blood related or not.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.
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The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.


3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.


6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.


7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.


13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.


14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.


You're finally back to your old self.

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The Breath of Solitude

A Poem With A Prologue // Polar Viewpoints.

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Prologue:


She smacks your parted lips,

sucking the dry,

open cracks to a seal.

Pumping energy into your chest

and sending a continuous shiver

from lung to navel.


You can't help but cough,

as your lungs tighten and twist.

Ringing the frosty sensation out –

slipping through your parted lips.


The same parted lips that

allowed her deliberate fingers

to crawl inside

where she can escape her own dimension

of solitude.




The Breath of Solitude


All I know

is solitude.


We chat

every day

in conversations that circulate

behind the backs

of the present.


Solitude grinds my coffee beans,

as we sit

with our legs crossed,

waiting for dawn

to explode over our opaque landscape.


Solitude runs my bath,

bubbling

as the Sun crashes

against the diminishing horizon.


But none of this is reality.

I am above

the dimension of reality.

Not theoretically,

but physically.

I am only a tool

to be used in the dimension

of your reality.

Drifting in and out,

twirling through your negative space.

My only purpose

is found through your breath;

but what do I do

when you stop breathing?


I wait for your fingers,

less deliberate than mine,

but filled with that

that I lack.


I cannot see the blood

that sloshes through the veins

in your innocent hands.

The blood that energizes

those fingers

upon which I wait.


But I know

the blood is there.

It isn't

what you do.

It isn't

the way you move.

Simply put,

it is

the way

that you exist.


The sheer fact

that you have a bursting burgundy waterfall

streaming,

not only through your fingers,

but engulfing all of you

in its rich,

rooted,

energy.


The only waterfall

that I encompass

is the waterfall

that you imagine.

I have no blood;

I have no way to exist.


And so I

wait for your fingers,

less deliberate than mine,

but filled with that

that I lack.


I wait for your fingers

to filter the heat

to a state of regulation,

a state of production,

a state in which I can exist.

The peach fuzz

that sleeps on the bridge of your nose

begins to rise

when your fingers initiate the flame.

The temperature reacts,

as would my heartbeat,

if I had a bursting burgundy waterfall,

or some type of life source

inhabiting my chest cavity.


As the heat

starts to melt

my metaphorical skin,

I become reality.

I don't have a face to smile,

or eyes to produce tears.

But I have thoughts.

I have words to say,

I have feelings to express.


I still can only drift,

in and out,

twirling through your negative space,

but now spiraling

into your positive space,

as well.


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