Some of my favorite memories growing up are cuddling on the couch with my mom watching my favorite show, Gilmore Girls. The mother-daughter dynamic duo taught me many life lessons. Lorelei and Rory taught me that you don’t always have to be sensible, following your heart can be just as beneficial as using your brain. They helped me realize that sometimes the best medicine is a burger, fries and a black and white movie. Most importantly, they taught me that I could achieve anything with a little bit of courage and a lot of hard work.
Now, thanks to PRDaily, they are teaching me 3 more important lessons pertaining to my future career in PR.
Be Aware: No two women were more aware of pop culture than the Gilmore women, constantly referencing current events and staying up to date with the culture, I am learning how incredibly important it is to stay up to date with everything that is going on in the world.
Read: Rory might possibly be the reason why I grew up loving to read books. I’m not sure if she described books in terms that I understood or if I just wanted to be more like my favorite TV character but growing up with my nose in books has helped me so much when learning to communicate with people. There is so much beauty in words and in my opinion, if you want to be well written and eloquent in your language, books are where you learn how.
Be critique-able: Lastly, the so precious Emily Gilmore teaches us that people are going to criticize you. Your entire life, there is always someone there to point out any flaws you may or may not be aware of. When this occurs you can either A) take it, reflect on it and try to embrace the possibility of change. B) take it and do absolutely nothing or C) ignore them. I personally recommend option A. There is absolutely no harm in accepting criticism especially when it’s given in a tone that is truly just trying to help you improve. We all have Emilys, try and take it like a Lorelei.
I’m confident that as I continue to watch Gilmore Girls I’ll find more ways to apply their experiences to my life and to my career but for now, I feel like these are sufficient.