Why is it that after all these years, I still watch Sex and the City for hours on end? I watch it like it’s the first time I’ve ever seen the show. What’s interesting to me is fashion aside, I really don’t have anything in common with those girls. Yet, I’m drawn to them. I never had that many boyfriends, let alone sexual partners. I would never have slept around or done the things they did. Remember my motto, “I’m picky about my shoes and they only go on my feet.” However, Sex and the City is by far my most favorite show EVER. With Biggest Loser and Game of Thrones coming in as very, very close seconds. What is it about the show that has me fixated?
It wasn’t until my 30’s that I could truly relate to the later episodes. Charlotte having a hard time getting pregnant, Samantha having breast cancer, and of course, keeping your friendships alive when you live in different places. That’s now. In my 20’s when I watched the show, there was nothing I related too. Or was there? After sitting in front of the tube for 5 hours straight crying and laughing like I didn’t know what was coming, it hit me. I love the show because of their undeniable, unbreakable, amazing friendship. Sure the show provided me with an escape into city life full of parties, fashion and shoes, but it also taught me how to be a good friend. It taught me to be honest and to give the best advice I can to my girlfriends. It’s not what they WANT to hear, but what they NEED to hear. Those girls went through so many things together just as my friendships have. I am proud to say that when it comes to advice I am completely honest, maybe to a fault and I want the same from them. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I want my friends to call me out on my BS. I feel things could get sticky if you’re just not honest. Plus, you want the best for your friends, right? I have to thank Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and especially Samantha for that. So go ahead, in honor of our favorite ladies who lunch, if you’re not already, be an honest, forgiving friend.