"Warning: This article contains spoilers from the 4 part series Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life.
This is where the shock begins, when we meet Rory in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Year she is 32 and going from house to house (and even country to country). To say she doesn't have a stable job would be putting it lightly. We are taught to believe that good grades and extracurricular activities will guarantee us a job. If Rory Gilmore can't do it, and she is on the cusp of being a millennial and she did everything right... what does this mean for the rest of us? Can you FEEL the panic attack kicking in?
The writers leave us hanging on edge at the end... will her book be a success or is she a struggling writer AND a single mother? Yes, you read that right... THE Rory Gilmore, who had 3 amazing world wind romances is still single and pregnant. Well single is slightly an understatement considering she was dating Logan, the engaged millionaire.
This 4-part series really made me think. As a soon-to-be Master's Graduate, it makes me wonder what does it REALLY take to be successful post-graduation? Is it the grades? Is it the extra-curriculars? It it who you know? Rory Gilmore had all 3 of the above. Where can you slack? Where do you need to put in more time?
Rory's best friend made a statement to Rory that I think many millennials can benefit from "This adult stuff is hard you know?"
There's no right or wrong way to do it. Everybody's journey is going to be different, and we shouldn't let unrealistic expectations be set. I'm not disappointed in some of the way that Rory's life turned out because it shows that things don't always turn out the way you expect once you graduate. Sometimes you won't get the job, you won't get the guy or girl, you will have to move back home, and you JUST might have everything fall apart before you can pick yourself up again.
What do you think about Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and how Rory's life turned out?