Sometimes I like to pretend I’m Carrie Bradshaw.
I know, how original. But we’re both freelance writers living in one-bedroom apartments who write about love, dating and relationships.
Of course, Carrie’s a TV character, but to me (and to so many other girls out there) she’s totally real. She’s the coolest, most stylish person that ever existed. She’s witty. She’s funny. She’s smart. She has feelings and isn’t afraid to feel them and yet she’ll never let a guy treat her like crap.
As a single girl living in a big city, and writing about it, re-watching Sex and the City is even more interesting. The show doesn’t feel the least bit dated, which is always the hallmark of a good series, but it’s just 90s/2000s enough that it makes you super nostalgic for that time period (not that I’m ever not nostalgic about the 90s, of course). It aired from 1998 to 2004 and so the first time I attempted to binge-watch the series (before it was called binge-watching, of course) was in my first year at university. I came home for a week thanks to an epic cold and rented the DVD from my local video store (sob… RIP video stores. Actually, it’s still standing, which is nothing short of amazing). I liked it, but I didn’t really get it, not yet.
But now, watching the show whenever I feel like it thanks to Crave TV (who has three streaming services plus a PVR? This girl. #tvaddict), I can totally and completely relate. I also have a bunch of best friends who mean the world to me and who I can always count on to laugh about our dating adventures or just grab a glass of wine and talk about anything at all. Friends are worth their weight in gold (or designer shoes, as Carrie would probably say) and I’m super lucky to have a whole bunch of them.
As my friend Jessie-Ann always says, Sex and the City is a really good binge. I totally agree. Plus it’s just plain funny when Carrie starts on yet another monologue about men and women and all the ways we try to understand each other but are left in the dark most of the time.
P.S. When I told my mom that quote (see above gif), she said, “You’re also always looking for a ripe avocado.” No truer words were even spoken.