Let love ‘Carrie’ you away
Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 00:09
I am obsessed with Carrie Bradshaw. Why, you may ask? Because she is Carrie Bradshaw. If you don’t know who this wonderful, yet fictional, character is, then you don’t know what you’re missing.
She is the woman who taught me that men are just playthings, your friends are your soulmates, you splurge every now and then on that awesome pair of shoes just because you need to, and no matter how rich or handsome someone is, you will always find a flaw because no one is perfect. Who knew you could learn so much from watching “Sex and the City?”
Your time in college may seem like the time to find your husband, or as some say, “It’s time to get my Mrs. Degree.” Well, let me tell you something: This is the time to find your bridesmaids, not your husband. For some lucky women out there, they have already found the one who gives them that feeling of pure happiness, as if they are floating on air.
I want to be the one to tell everyone else that it’s not too late for anyone. I saw a sign in Hobby Lobby the other day that read, “It’s never too late for love.” As my friend and I walked passed it, she pointed to it and said, “That’s going to be hanging in my kitchen when I’m 50, so that it will remind me I’m not at a complete loss.” She was kidding, of course, but it really did get me thinking.
Why does everyone get so caught up on the little things? Why does everything have to be a dramatic expression of some feeling that you are experiencing? If college has taught me one thing it is that you only live once, (flashback to spring break) and that you can’t be worried what other people think about you. Live for yourself, not for the happiness of others.
“When it comes to relationships, maybe we’re all in glass houses, and shouldn’t throw stones,” Bradshaw said. “Because you can never really know. Some people are settling down, some are settling, and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.”