Is it possible to have a love affair with a television show?
About a decade ago I was going through a transition in life and letting go of some toxic friendships making space for some more like-minded friends to come along. It was at the same time I was gifted all the seasons of Sex and the City. I pretty much spent my entire Summer school holidays watching episode after episode.
There are so many great lines from the show we could be here all day, so I’ve narrowed it down to my top 10.
My Top 10 Favourite Sex and the City Quotes, Enjoy!
♥ “I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.” Carrie
Who isn’t, am I right ladies?
All I can say is, you will know when you’ve found it, don’t settle for anything less, and you deserve to be loved wholly and completely.
When I found my now husband it was certainly inconvenient and somewhat ridiculous but it was real, so none of that mattered. Go and found your Mr Big.
♥ “But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous” Carrie
We spend so much time analysing our relationships with others, but barely consider the relationship we have with ourselves. I use to think having a good relationship with myself was optional… Boy, was I wrong. When I realised that how I treated myself, was being mirrored back to me by how others treated me, I made it a priority to work on loving and accepting myself. It all begins and ends with the relationship you have with yourself, so make sure you dedicate time, effort, energy, and love into it. You deserve it!
♥ “I admit it’s tempting to wish for the perfect boss, or the perfect parent, or the perfect outfit, but the best anyone of us can do is not quit. Play the hand we’ve been given, and accessorise the outfit we’ve got.” Carrie
I believe everything happens for a reason, and there are lessons to be learnt, and gifts to be found in all situations, so I try not to wish for something “better”.
It’s easy to put blame on others, but when we do that we are giving our power away.
The next time you start wishing and complaining, bring yourself back to the present moment, and practice gratitude.
♥ “As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.” Carrie
The coulda, shoulda, woulda’s are just as poisonous as the “What if’s?” Don’t go there!
This is where a load of acceptance and trust come in. You are exactly where you’re suppose to be, actually where you are is perfect.
If you want to dive deeper in to the coulda shoulda wouldas I recommend you watch this video from Tara Bliss.
♥ “Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they’re supposed to run wild until they find someone – just as wild – to run with.” Carrie
Yes! And if you are wild-hearted and free-spirited that is a-okay! There will be someone out there that loves that about you, and wouldn’t want to “tame” you. My husband now just accepts my craziness, and secretly I think that’s what he most loves about me!
♥ “Maybe the past is an anchor holding us back. Maybe, you have to let go of who you are to become who you will be.” Carrie
Love, love, love this. You have the power, ability and choice to be whoever you want to be. Just because you were this or that in the past it doesn’t mean you have to be that forever…
Decide what and who you want to be, make the conscious choice to embody that, believe it, live it, and it will become your reality.
Don’t let anything hold you back, not even your past!
♥ Miranda: “Maybe it’s time I stopped being so angry.”
Carrie: “Yeah, but what would you do with all your free time?”
Have you thought about how much time you spend angry? Or any negative emotion, really. Once you accept the situation for what it is, really truly accept it, you have more time and room for the good stuff. Each minute you spend being angry or bitter is a minute you could be feeling joy and peace. I know which one I’d choose!
♥ “Can you really forgive, if you can’t forget?” Carrie
Abso-fucking-lutely! Forgiveness is a choice you make. You can choose to let go off the pain, and set yourself free. I don’t think you can choose to forget though. Holding onto grudges, and not forgiving your partner can unravel any relationship. Even if you’re not with the person any longer, forgiving them can make you feel so much lighter, open your heart and get you ready for your next great love. Is there someone you need to forgive?
♥ “Today I had a thought. What if I… what if I had never met you?” Carrie
I might be a softie but this makes me cry every time I watch it. Who does this line make you think of? Several people? Tell them how much they mean to you, ring them, give them a hug, anything, don’t let the sun set without them knowing just how much you love and appreciate them and how they have made your life so much richer.
♥ “Eventually all the pieces fall into place….until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason.” Carrie
What better way than to finish with this truth bomb? It really does beautifully sum up how I (and apparently Carrie Bradshaw too) feel about life.
Do you have a television show that’s more like a friend?
Do you have a favourite Sex and the City quote, too?
I would love to hear about it in the comments below!