for the past few days i’ve been in the city, learning the tricks of the trade for my summer internship, and like many others i’ve been trying to channel my inner carrie bradshaw. the summer before my first year of college i watched every single episode of sex and the city. i was hooked. i’d start a new episode and feel like i was seeing how my future could be; i’ve always wanted to live in the city, i love writing, i love fashion, and i love my friends, so i saw my life quasi-mirrored in the show (emphasis on quasi). somehow this show gave new york city a new type of allure (not that it didn’t have enough already). to me this quote from tom wolfe is perfect, “one belongs to new york instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years”, and i could see carrie saying it, because it couldn’t be more true. let alone amplify my love for the city, satc helped fix my pre-college freakout. i kid you not, there were nights i’d lie awake wondering if i’d make friends, if i’d do well… basically flat out panicking, but then i’d watch a few episodes and bam, i would sleep like a baby. so on the 15th anniversary i’d like to thank sex and the city, and especially carrie bradshaw, for helping me create my own “young woman taking on new york” vision of my future. who knows if i’m a carrie, but hopefully by being a meg (a.k.a moi) whatever happens to me will be just as amazing (pardon me for being cheesy, but i have to speak the truth).
*also this was meant to go up yesterday, so this is a belated anniversary post. also satc: the movie is on tv right now, which i think is a serendipitous sign. *