As some of you may know, I recently re-watched the entire six seasons of Gossip Girl. I definitely agree that you can learn something new from the show every time you re-watch it and depending on how old you are when you do so, depends on what lessons you take away. When I first watched the show when I was a teenager I definitely related to Serena more, but having re-watched the show as an adult I definitely find myself relating more to Blair. Blair is beautiful, smart and independent and I think everyone can learn at least one thing from here. Here are 5 lessons I have learnt from Blair Waldorf.
IF YOU REALLY WANT SOMETHING, GO GET IT
Whilst Serena seemingly managed to get everything she wanted with minimal effort, Blair had to work in order to get what she wanted and I believe that this is more representative of real life. After all, we cannot all live in New York City and be an ‘It Girl.’ As someone once said, you miss all the shots you never take.
A good example of this is when Blair takes over her Mum’s million-dollar fashion company and their first fashion show is a disaster. Blair is determined to not let her Mum down and to be a success and ultimately gains the Fashion World’s approval when her first line is released.
COLLEGE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THE BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE
It is a well-known fact that Blair was the Queen Bee of Constance, the High School that all the main female characters attended. However, when she graduates and starts to attend NYU, she finds herself feeling isolated and without purpose. It is only when she meets two girls who attend Columbia University that she begins to find like-minded people and feel like she fits in again. College is often exaggerated in the media to be the best years of you life, when in fact, it is often only when people graduate and start working full-time that they really find their place and purpose.
FAMILY IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT
Blair was mainly raised by Dakota, the family housekeeper, since her Mum was busy running a million-dollar fashion company and her Dad lived in Paris with his fiancé. Her best friends became more like family than her actual family at times, especially Serena, who was like a sister to Blair throughout the show, although they did have their ups and downs like any siblings would.
YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL AND BE IN LOVE
Blair and Chuck (Chair) is one of the main love stories featured on Gossip Girl. They are both ambitious people and the struggle between them to be both successful and be together is often commented on throughout the series. They actually end up taking a break to focus on their individual careers but ultimately, they both end up successful and together, showing that you can be successful and be in love. Love does not have to stop you getting what you want.
ITS OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY
Blair definitely displays a range of emotions throughout the series. One of her lowest moments actually occurs during College, which are supposedly meant to be the best years of her life. She manages to pull through though and ultimately both happy and successful, showing that it does get better eventually.
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