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TO THE GIRL WHO DREAMS OF BECOMING CARRIE BRADSHAW

July 1, 2018

Photo Credit: LA Times 

 

Sure, having 500 pairs of the Manolo Blahnik’s sounds like a dream. Only working on occasional writing deadlines sounds like bliss. Carrie Bradshaw, however, is not the model young women should aspire to be.

 

I mean, what girl wouldn’t want to be invited to the most exclusive parties and be known by strangers on the street? Carrie’s life is the ideal for working women. But what isn’t talked about is how she got there.

 

I hate to sound pessimistic, but I promise, it’ll lighten up.

 

Life will not just give you your own column in a newspaper or a (very) rich man to compliment your lifestyle. And, contrary to the message of the show, men are not what gives us worth.

 

*Enter Charlotte York gasp*

 

Anything you want, go out there and work your butt off for it! Chase your dreams and make yourself a woman of prestige. Make it possible to have an unlimited balance on your credit card and be the the (very) rich woman desired by all.

 

Carrie tells us that men are what makes the world go ‘round. That too much independence will ward off strong men. But most horrifically, she tells us to bend to the desires of the opposite sex, as to not spend the rest of your life alone.

 

But, news flash ladies, it’s 2018! Women are meant to be strong, intelligent and capable of designing our lives to be a dream come true. Femininity has never been a more powerful thing.

 

As Miranda Hobbes once said, “I want to enjoy my success, not apologize for it.”

 

Go into the world and get that column that makes you feel like the center of the world. Find a man not threatened by your massive amounts of success. Love the strength you embody because those are the qualities that will turn you into the new ‘it’ woman.

 

Carrie Bradshaw is outdated, and I can guarantee that you (enter name here) are even better.

 

(No disrespect to the show, I love it. Also SJP is an actual queen.)

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RULES OF THE PORCH

#1 

Be kind. 

 

#2

Be tolerant. 

 

#3

Relax.

#4

Put your feet up!

#5

Leave happier than you came.

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