12 things I learned from watching SATC

June 6th, 1998: Sex and the City debuted on HBO. This is a way of expressing my gratitude towards such delightful show.

After watching the three movies, I thought to myself… What if I watched all ninety-four episodes of this series in less than four months? Now I can say that I learned a lot and that I fell in love with Carrie Bradshaw, as relatable as that sounds to many.

Here are 12 things I learned from watching Sex and The City:

  1. Being thrown to old patterns is pretty usual: “and just like that I was thrown right back to my old pattern: greasy Chinese, sleeping till noon and feeling… restless.”
  2. Your past can be present at all times: “suddenly my life was all about timing… all the right things set at all the wrong times… my past coming back way too fast, and my future taking way too long to come home.” “I couldn’t help but wonder… Can you really escape your past?”
  3. Sometimes we feel like aging means… just aging: “are we getting wiser or older?”
  4. Life isn’t planned: “they say life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, but sometimes in NY life is what happens when you’re waiting for a table.”
  5. Relationships hardly ever fit the mold of their outside’s look: “that’s the thing about relationships, sometimes they look prettier from the outside and what’s inside can be different than it seems.”
  6. Life changes all the time, but the ones you love will always be there for you: “after all seasons change; so do cities, people come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart, and if you’re very lucky a plain ride away.”
  7. Let go!: “maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back; maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.”
  8. Don’t cry!: “Life’s too short.”
  9. Try your best to separate what you could do from what you should do: “it’s not just peer preassure, it seems to be coming from within. Why are we should-ing all over ourselves?”
  10. Nothing else matters when you feel safe and warm: “I didn’t know exactly what I wanted but I was definitely warmer.”
  11. Denial can sometimes be our friend… and foe at the same time. And that’s fine!
  12. The truth about relationships: “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 you love… Well… that’s just fabulous.”

— The Carrie Bradshaw

I am so very glad I took myself through this journey… You know what they say: better late than never! I highly recommend any of you, men and women out there, to watch and learn from this great story.

— nicky