Hi everyone ~
Happy Tuesday! I hope you all have had a great kick-off to your week. I’m so pumped that we made it to March. It feels like a new breath of fresh air has hit me and I’m just in a really great mindset. I hope you all are feeling that way as well! I have been doing some re-watching of my favorite shows, just feeling nostalgic I guess, and I have started re-watching Sex and the City. I have always admired the show for its honesty on certain topics about life, love, and sex, which got me thinking about different life lessons we may have learned through watching this show. Now don’t worry, I won’t go into all sorts of details about the different lessons. I grouped up more so the overarching lessons that are woven into the storyline of the show. During today’s day and age, I believe some of these lessons can be used now and as we go forward through life.
You don’t need to share the same beliefs as your bestie
What makes most friendships unique is that you can have different beliefs as one another, but find commonalities in other places. Take a look at the 4 women in the show. All different backgrounds, different love languages, and different goals, but they are still best friends that would do anything for one another. Differences make life interesting and create growth in your friendship because you are constantly learning from that other person. If your friends are truly your friend, then they will appreciate your honesty and understand that whatever you say to them is for their good.
Dare to be different
If you want to chop all your hair off, go chop your hair. If you want to wear skinny jeans, even though straight leg jeans are “the trend,” where the skinny jeans. You should do and be whoever you want to be as long as you are confident in yourself!
Cherish your friends
Friendships are forever, so cherish those around you. True friends will never judge you or leave you behind for something better. It takes a lot to nourish those friendships so you don’t lose them. Your friends will be straight up with you, be there for you when something is wrong, and constantly support your goals so, don’t let them go.
No guy is perfect
No man is without their flaws. Even when you have found “the one,” they have their flaws. Even though your partner has some flaws, it doesn’t make them any less lovable or not worthy of being in your life, it’s just how you choose to see those flaws that will determine how you live with that person. In short, there is no such thing as the perfect man, but there can be the perfect man for each of us. Make sense?
It’s okay to be a Samantha from time to time
Sometimes you need to put yourself first, focus on what would make you happy, and pursue your aspirations by any means necessary. And sometimes it’s good to let yourself on the loose and act how Samantha would act (if you know what I mean).
Never settle for anything less than what you deserve
I mean the title says it all. Carrie and the women from Sex and the City taught us not to give up on our dreams and such.No one deserves to feel like they aren’t receiving the love, acceptance, or even s*x they deserve. Never settle unless it’s truly what you want.
It’s okay to be alone from time to time
We all need alone time. Life can be a lot. Relationships can be a lot. So if you need a breather, take that time to yourself. In other cases, sometimes it is good to be single from time to time. This gives you the chance to focus on yourself, your friendships, and your career. They say that you probably shouldn’t be in a relationship if you aren’t fully happy with yourself, so maybe take this time that you are alone and learn to be happy in all other aspects of your life.
Everyone has their own path
The 4 main women in the show are all at different points in their lives and are ultimately wanting different things in their lives. Charlotte wanted to find love, get married and start a family. Miranda wanted a fabulous career. Samantha wanted a fabulous career and great s*x. Carrie wanted real and passionate romance with the right guy. Everyone has their path and that’s okay! Just because someone is in her 30’s doesn’t mean that she is desperate to get married. She may be perfectly content to just have a career and be perfectly fulfilled in life. We all have different goals and aspirations in life, doesn’t mean that one person’s path is the correct or only path that we all need to follow.
You’ll have to kiss a lot of frogs
Sometimes to get to your prince charming, you need to kiss a lot of frogs. Every man you are with teaches you a lesson, as proven by the premise of the whole show. To finally be with the person we are meant to be with, you need to learn those lessons no matter how hard or weird they may be.
Shoes will never break your heart
If there was ever a lesson to take away from the women of Sex and the City, it’s that sometimes we love our shoe collection more than people. I mean what a great way to denounce a problem you are having than with some therapeutic shoe shopping?
I hope you all enjoyed this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. It was definitely a fun project to write and if you want to see more content like this from me, please reach out and let me know. Talk soon!