Top 10 Biggest Mistakes of Rory Gilmore’s Life

Top 10 Biggest Mistakes of Rory Gilmore’s Life

Think before you act, Rory.

Gilmore Girls is a show beloved by many. The quick banter, excessive coffee consumption and the quaint town of Stars Hallow kept us coming back for more.            

Throughout the series, Rory Gilmore was always perceived as the golden child, but when you look back at the seven seasons of Gilmore Girls it becomes apparent that Rory Gilmore’s life was chocked-full of mistakes. Below are ten of Rory Leigh Gilmore’s greatest mistakes.      

10. Befriending Paris Geller. 

Sure Paris is good at times, but Paris is pretty toxic. She’s far too competitive and brings Rory down too often. Rory would have been better off branching out away from Paris.   

9. Deciding to go to Yale.

Rory was a Harvard girl. This decision isn’t so much of a mistake, but Rory needs to be her own person and not be pressured by other people. I don’t think attending Yale was ultimately Rory’s decision.      

8. Not accepting the job at the Providence Journal-Bulletin.

Rory was a bit too big for her britches turning down a job offer at the Providence Journal-Bulletin because she believed she was a shoo-in at the New York Times. This poor decision leads to a great deal of stress and is easily one of Rory’s greatest mistakes.      

7. Stealing that Darn Boat.

This was part of Rory’s bad girl phase. Why did Rory feel the need to steal a boat? She should have stayed at the party with Logan and this problem could have been avoided. I heard jail isn't fun.

6. That whole Jess Phase…

Jess is one of my all-time favorite characters, but he’s no good for Rory. I understand that he challenges her and has similar literature interests, but Jess messes up too often and Rory needs a wake up call. Stop. Hanging. Out. With. Jess.   

5. Missing Lorelai’s Graduation.

Rory ditches school to visit Jess in New York and misses her mother’s college graduation. This is when most viewers become team Jess because we understand that Rory has a mad crush on this guy, but it’s time to check your watch and head back to Connecticut, Rory. Celebrate your mom's success! 

4. Letting Jess Drive to get Ice Cream.

I’m picking up on a pattern here. Seriously, so many of these mistakes revolve around Jess… When Rory tutors Jess the two decide on a study break which results in a catastrophic car accident. Talk about some juicy Stars Hallow gossip.     

3. Dropping out of Yale.

Oh goodness! Dropping out of Yale was a huge mistake, Rory! Just because Mitchum Huntzberger doesn’t believe Rory has what it takes doesn’t mean she needed to drop out of Yale, although living in the pool house doesn’t sound half bad.   

2. The scandalous Dean affair.

I’ve always loved Dean, but he’s taken. Rory needs to learn to keep her legs closed and stay away from married men. This situation blows over pretty quickly too. I think it’s a much larger deal. Move on Rory. Dean isn’t the man for you.      

1. Not accepting Logan’s engagement.

This is easily Rory’s greatest mistake. I still haven't forgiven this decision. Rory should have gotten married to Logan and moved to California and lived happily ever after. I will forever regret Rory’s decision. 

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To the guy that shot my brother...


To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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