When Sex and the City was the new hit HBO sitcom way back in the late 1990’s, I couldn’t relate to very much other than Manhattan being my playground and of course, the pretty shoes.
I was in the city last night actually!
I wasn’t having the dating and life experiences back then that Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha spoke about because I was in college, already in a serious relationship and about to be married (I was married at the age of 23).
Only after my divorce did I start to relate to most of the scenes from the show and learn to truly appreciate Carrie Bradshaw and her words of wisdom.
While running the other morning, my mind wandered into all of the episodes that have played out in my life over the last few years which then led to picking my top 5 and writing a post about it!
1. When Berger broke up with Carrie via post-it note.
If Sex and the City were to take place now, I think the post-it note break up would have been via text, which yes, was how I was broken up with ever so rudely almost two years ago. I know, I can’t believe the nerve either.
2. When Miranda hid under Brady’s crib to avoid seeing Steve’s new girlfriend.
While I never had to hide under a crib, I have had to dodge some run-in situations very similar to this. Not a fun feeling!
3. When Carrie and Aidan decide to move in together and Carrie freaks out because she doesn’t want to talk after work and needs her space for eating a stack of crackers with jelly while reading magazines.
We all crave our alone time, more so when we get used to having it.
I do not eat crackers with jelly but I have always enjoyed my independence and most especially, my quiet mornings.
I did get married young and adapt easily to living with someone else but since my divorce, combined with my son getting older and sleeping later, I think I have reverted back to really loving my quiet early mornings.
I love waking up early, making my first cup of coffee, watching the news, reading/writing blogs, eating oatmeal in peace and then running before really having to interact with other humans.
4. When Miranda called Carrie after eating cake from the garbage.
Don’t judge me on this one but unless you properly squirt the cake with dish soap before throwing it in the garbage, as my dad and I always did when we were throwing out cakes we didn’t want to continue to eat, no way is the garbage can about to stop you from going back for another bite.
5. When Samantha has the flu and realizes she is alone.
A few years ago I had a terrible stomach virus <– geez I am really prone to these types of things huh?!
As I laid on the floor of my room with my son who was slightly sick with the same bug, I wanted to cry (but couldn’t because throwing up took all of my energy).
I wanted to cry because it was in that moment I realized I was alone in my house. Like, it really hit me that I was divorced and that divorced meant single mom, no longer married, no one in the house to help out and perhaps even worse, I realized I was no longer a stay at home mom which meant being sick was a huge inconvenience since I was working part-time and had an employer looking for me to get better fast.
At least my window treatments didn’t fall down, isn’t that what happened to Samantha in this episode while she was sick?My life is a Sex and the City episode #thinkingoutloud #SATC #sexandthecity #divorce Click To Tweet
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What time of day do you need your alone time?
Who are you most like – Carrie, Samantha, Miranda or Charlotte?
Are you guilty of going back to cake in the garbage?