When I first started trying to be a Gilmore Girl it was all about the stuff. I had to get a shearling lined jacket. I had to build a snowman that looks like Bjork. Now as I’m older I’ve come to appreciate the show for what it is: a series of brilliant women who don’t define themselves by anyone else’s standards.
They don’t get sidetracked by recessions. (Well the show ended before then but I’m just guessing they wouldn’t). They don’t pay attention to things that should be impossible like getting into Ivy League schools or starting their own inns. They decide what they want and they go after it full force. More than any other inspiration as a freelance writer for the past six years, the Gilmores are what has kept me going. I live in a world where companies constantly go out of business and rules change and the sky is always falling. However, I learned from Lorelai that if even if you fail at something; it can still be the best two years of your life. Have the Gilmores inspired you?