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    The Unofficial Guide To College, According To Rory Gilmore

    Coffee, pizza, and Paris are all you need.

    1. Coffee is just as essential as breathing.

    2. You're going to make a lot of unexpected friends and that's just half the fun.

    3. Late night food binges are simultaneously the greatest and worst thing when you're older, because your stomach won’t be able to handle it.

    4. Dealing with people is hard sometimes.

    5. Study hard, party never, and go home often.

    6. And when bad grades happen, just know that it's not the end of the world.

    7. Indulge yourself in anything.

    8. Don't try and plan out everything in your life.

    9. But do plan for the future, because it will come sooner than you think.

    10. You will see questionable things and you'll learn to accept it.

    11. Sleep in as much as you want because even if your 19-year-old self doesn't deserve it, your 28-year-old future self definitely does.

    12. Try new experiences — even if they are scary and you have to do it alone.

    13. Date whomever you want, but don't let it consume you or become unhealthy.

    14. Challenge yourself in all that you do.

    15. Stay aware of world events outside your college bubble.

    16. You'll get bored but that's your chance to try something new.

    17. You will fall in and out of love with college.

    18. The real world is daunting and you'll start to become more comfortable with the idea of having to get a job.

    19. Don't forget all the people who've helped you along the way.

    20. Stay true to your weird self.

    21. Life is all you've got so "oy with the poodles already!"