Thursday, June 6, 2013

Happy Anniversary, SATC! 5 Things To Remember In Real Life

I have been toying with the idea of writing a blog post for a while that separates the ideals of TV from real life. As a TV junkie myself I was sorely disappointed that a multitude of Alanis Morissette songs didn’t score the most important parts of my life, or the fact that my High School did not have cheerleaders! (No really, I’m quite coordinated. I would have been an awesome Cheerleader…5,6,7,8!) But as we celebrate one of the most influential female empowerment movements of the millennium in Sex And The City, I thought I would take this opportunity to capitalize on how we as women can take things away from the show, but still be sure to live in our own reality.

 1.       Do Not Wait For 'Big’

We don’t need a Cosmo quiz to tell us that we all have an inner Carrie.  We do! We’re all lovers and nurturers, and all want the fairy tale ending. We deserve it, right? What we don’t deserve the is the unwillingness of a guy to choose you and love you the way that you should be loved. Also, Carrie was 'the other woman'. We don’t deserve to hurt or be hurt by fellow women. SMH, Carrie!

2.       Do Not Go Broke For Shoes

Ever. This one is self explanatory. She had impeccable taste and I’m still in love with that Newsprint dress. But your friends aren’t going to wait for you if you can’t afford to go out or take shots with them. Fantasize about the shoes, heck take a picture and frame the shoes! But don’t sob over a cup of Ramen while wearing those shoes, because you can’t afford to do much else.

3.       Always Be There For The Friends That Deserve It

Thought Catalog is one of my favorite introspective websites and they always have articles about how being in your 20’s and 30’s what kind of friends you have and how you should deal with them if/when you grow apart. The truth is, friendships aren’t any harder at 25 than they are at 5. If your friend shares her Juice Box and Fruit Snacks with you, share yours. If not, still smile and be polite and keep those tasty treats for yourself. Be loyal and honest with the friend that shares, and keep that going for as long as it’s good to you! (Note: Juice Box and Fruit Snacks turn into Wine and Pizza when you’re older and start to deal with life, so save accordingly).

4.       Always Choose Yourself Over Smith Jared

So, Smith Jared was hot and his body looked like Adonis! And he stayed with Samantha through Cancer. Awww! And then he moved to California with Samantha she “said his name more times in a day” than her own. That was a beautiful love story! But eventually Samantha was losing herself and became unhappy. Don’t be with anyone or do anything that makes you unhappy. You’re much better than that.

5.  Silly: Always Pay The Rent And Don’t Abandon That Closet

This was the most frustrating part of that whole movie. Big built you that closet, proposed to you in that closet and you still couldn’t close and get the house in time?! Ugh. In real life: your house is your fortress and nothing is worth not keeping it up and not paying on time. For things of value, pay any and everything on time! And don’t walk away from apartment sized closets…..

In short, for SATC and all the amazing shows that portray the better & bitter parts of life, take what you can and live your own way!

Until next time,

Media Credit:,,,, AmBetterToday.Blogspot.Com

Editor's Note: Thank you to my lovely friend Maggie Oldmixon for the blog makeover! She writes, too, and you can read her drool-worthy posts here. :)