This post is slightly different than anything I’ve ever written before – but in a good way. So, I just finished the amazing tv series ‘Sex & the City’, a show I have always wanted to watch from start to finish as I have seen bits and pieces over the years. To say the least, the show was everything it was talked up to be and I genuinely would recommend watching it.
Anyway… You’re probably wondering how I could possibly be writing a blog post on just the one show. Well, I’m not. It’s more of a reflection on the main character, Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica-Parker. Carrie’s existence in the show is based off of her relationships; whether they’re with men, her friends, and or herself. She is a writer/ columnist for the NY Star, and you’ll never guess the title of her column… none other than, “Sex & the City”.
My post today is reflecting on some of her work for her column and some of the ideas she writes about that continuously had me thinking about my own relationships, whether they’re with men, my friends and or myself.
I’ve settled on unveiling 5 of about one billion questions that Carrie Bradshaw asks herself in writing. These 5 are just a few of the load that stood out to me, a few that forced me to find answers for myself.
1.“Why do we let the one thing we don’t have affect all the things we do have?”
2.“Why is it that we can see our friends perfectly, but when it comes to ourselves, no matter how hard we look, do we ever see ourselves clearly?”
3. “The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And, if you find someone to love the you that you love, well, that’s just fabulous.”
4. “What’s the harm in believing?”
5. “As we speed along this endless road to the destination called ‘Who-We-Hope-To-Be,’ I can’t help but whine, are we there yet?”
Now maybe you don’t understand why these stood out to me, and that’s ok. But for me, these 5 statements and questions caught my attention and have since taught me some important things.
For one, I realized that I more often than not, I let the ‘one thing I don’t have affect all of the things I do have’. And after some thought, that is certainly not something I want to do anymore.
I realized I need to grow in the confidence department, and start seeing myself clearer.
I realized how blessed I am, to have a guy who loves the me that I love, but also friends and family who do too.
I thought about my goals, specifically career wise, and felt an enormous weight lifted. In reality, what really is the harm in believing? I mean if I shoot for the moon and miss I’ll land among stars, right?
And lastly, I thought long and hard about the person I am today, as well as the person I ‘hope-to-be’ someday. I feel happy and proud to say that I feel like I am en route to becoming that person.
So if you’ve read this far and you’re still interested… I dare you to ask yourself these questions and think about these ideas. It had such an impact on me that I’m writing a blog post about it…!
Thank you Carrie Bradshaw ❤