“But the most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.”
The one, the only: Sex and the City.
Freshman year of college, I couldn’t STOP watching. I have all six seasons on DVD. I’d lay in bed for hours and hours in my dorm room watching episode after episode. It never got old. I’d laugh, and cry. It is often still on E! sometimes, and I will always drop what I’m doing and watch until another show comes on.
I attribute my love for writing to Carrie Bradshaw. After the first few times watching the show, I began writing – in a journal that no one would ever see. The more and more I watched the show, the more and more I’d write in my journal. It was just a few years ago that I turned my writing digital, but don’t know that I would have ever written at all if I had never fallen in love with SATC.
A few years ago, my brother and sister-in-law lived just a few blocks from the apartment that they used to film as Carrie’s apartment. In the show, Carrie was said to live on the upper East Side but filming took place in the West Village at 66 Perry Street. They took me to her apartment and I literally cried. There was a chain hanging before the steps, with a “No Trespassing” sign, but Carrie herself taught me that you don’t always have to follow the rules. I just pictured her running down those stairs in her expensive shoes, Big waiting for her in his car. All the feels.
While these ladies were not exactly the best role models (except probably Charlotte…) they were real. So real. I found that mostly anything I was going through in life, there’s an episode for. No matter what, they always made me feel better – about anything.
Every New Years Eve since the SATC movie came out, I always listen to “Auld Lang Syne” by Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis and picture Carrie running through the street over to Miranda’s house through the snow, just as the clock is about to strike midnight. It makes me cry EVERY. TIME. This song reminds me every NYE that people in your life matter more than anything else, and knowing that one fact will ensure a beautiful year ahead.