Walks through town, crisp fresh air, and cozy sweaters are coming soon. Sound familiar? The Gilmore Girls effect is happening. Everyone knows the life of a Gilmore Girl: relaxing walks through town, enjoying doing work, and customizing your closet to fit your perfect aesthetic. Flowing into fall has never felt as good when following the Gilmore Girl dream. Always be sure to match your fall outfits with the fall work ethic. Lorelai and Rory Gilmore are definitely the hardest workers in the show; finding a balance between work and free time is necessary to be a true Gilmore. Following a good routine will help give you as much time Rory and Lorelai had to spend doing things you love. Rory’s routine was a simple wake-up, breakfast, school, home, homework, dinner, time with friends or Lorelai, and sleep. Lorelai’s is just as easy: wake up, breakfast, work, dinner, and sleep. Figure out your perfect Gilmore Girl routine to perfect your beginning to fall!
Transitioning into fall does have its challenges … the first month of school is the roughest for a lot of people. If this sounds like you — don’t worry, you’re not alone in your struggles! Even Rory Gilmore – the studious hard worker – struggled during her first months at Chilton and Yale. Freaking out at the beginning of school is completely normal, if not expected. But, just as Rory did, the ability to rise above it and conquer your challenges is right around the corner. Take a deep breath, remember to always talk about what you’re feeling with a close friend, parent, or guidance counselor, and make sure to take care of yourself. When in doubt, pick up a comfort book, go into your coziest spot, and give yourself time to relax.
If you can’t think of any books to read, Ms. Rieger has you covered — welcome to Rieger’s Book Club! Ms. Rieger is happy to present her top 5 autumn books for transitioning into fall: A Field Guide to Getting Lost (Rebecca Solnit), Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson), How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope (Ed. James Crews), The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson), and for those who want an autumn challenge: The Overstory (Richard Power).
Enjoy the transition to fall — be like Rory Gilmore, and remember: relaxing and deep breaths are key to a non-stressful life!