Lorelei and Rory Gilmore—the famous dynamic duo themselves—have graced our television sets and—more recently—our MacBook screens (thank you Netflix) for years now. Their never ending witty banter is charming enough that we don’t mind watching reruns, once, twice, alright even three times. Their perfect blue eyes are slightly hypnotizing, and while everyone admittedly questioned Rory’s odd fashion sense (don’t lie), those Gilmore gals (Emily included) will always be a hilariously good time. So check out the ten most important things Lorelei and Rory have taught viewers throughout the years.
1) Never forget where you came from
Lorelei tried more than anyone to discard her roots and start fresh. While she discovered her independence (go Lorelei), she never truly forgot the ties she had to her parents. Although she didn’t get along with her family, she still turned to them when she needed help, and they were always there for her.
2) Binge eating is always acceptable
Rory and Lorelei were infamous for their eating abilities. Having a bad day? Take a leaf out of the Gilmore book and start ordering take out. It’s always okay to eat your heart out. Even if your friends judge you, you know your mom won’t.
3) Put yourself out there
Rory was pretty ballsy when it came to guys. From Dean to Jess, she wore the pants in each relationship. Come college, she made moves on Logan and straight up asked him if he liked her. While the thought of doing something like that terrifies the average girl (not everyone can look like Rory let’s be honest), taking control of the situation instead of sitting back and waiting is something that girls should be doing to stand up for themselves.
4) There’s plenty of fish in the sea
Rory certainly didn’t pine over guys (that much). While she admittedly pined over Logan (who wouldn’t with that face), the circumstances were slightly different considering it was before they had a relationship. After her relationships, however, Rory cut them loose and never looked back. She always had faith that the next guy would be better. Take it from Rory, leave him behind and learn from the experience, no matter how good or bad the relationship (or not-relationship) was.
5) Your life doesn’t have to be completely planned out
Rory planned to go to Harvard from day one, and plot twist (and spoiler alter): Rory goes to Yale. Just because you’ve been planning something forever, doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind. Embrace your gut feeling, and don’t let plans ruin your inspirations.
6) Not everything in life will be easy
Lorelei got pregnant at 16 and Rory dropped out of Yale after committing a felony. Not everything in life is going to be easy, but if Lorelei and Rory made the best of it, so can you.
7) Even good people make bad decisions
Rory stole a yacht, and Lorelei (again) got pregnant at 16. Everyone makes mistakes, but that doesn’t make you a bad person or a failure; it makes you human.
8) You don’t have to have perfect roommates
While Paris can be eccentric at times (okay fine, she’s down right crazy), she was a good friend to Rory. A little healthy competition never hurt anyone. Paris was always there for a little girl talk, and that’s all any girl really needs in life right?
9) Don’t listen to people who don’t think your good enough
Rory got swept up in one man’s opinion (damn you Mitchum Huntzberger), and let her entire world fall apart because of it. Don’t let one person define the way you think of yourself. You are better than you know, and if anyone says your not good enough, do your best to prove them wrong.
10) Love your family
Even if your mom isn’t your best friend (or even if she is) she cares about you, and blood is thicker than water. Never forget how much your family loves and supports you. Show them as much love as you can, and remember that they’ll always be there to catch you when you fall.
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