What do Carrie Bradshaw and I have in common? We both seem to ponder over one million things about love each day before breakfast. And we often feel like all we have to offer the world when it comes to relationships is our own confusion—and maybe some fun fashion trends.
Here’s a list of everything Carrie wondered about on Sex and the City. And since the show has ended and she ran off into happily ever after wedded bliss with Mr. Big, my mind has continued to ponder matters of the heart.
Below are ten things I recently “couldn’t help but wonder” about love written in true Carrie Bradshaw form, and a list of Carrie Bradshaw inspired wardrobe essentials to add to your closet. She’s one of my fashion icons and the inspiration behind my idea to create the first shoppable novel.
I couldn’t help but wonder…if every woman says “no good men live in my town,” where are the good men living? Are there any left?
I couldn’t help but wonder…if you run into your ex-boyfriend on the freeway on your birthday, is fate sending you a gift, or playfully reminding you to keep driving—you’ve been down this road before?
I couldn’t help but wonder…are dating apps helping or hurting our chances of finding The One? While it’s certainly a relief to feel like there are endless options, it’s also a bit like being stuck in the detergent isle at a grocery store. All I really want is clean clothes. But do I now need to test out every scent…?
I couldn’t help but wonder…am I really too complicated, like he said, or will I actually be very simple to someone equally as complicated?
I couldn’t help but wonder…if a person I fell in love with at first sight was so wrong for me does this romantic notion not exist? Or did I just temporarily have bad eyesight? Perhaps I simply need to invest in a cute pair of glasses.
I couldn’t help but wonder…do signs, fate, and destiny really exist? Or do romantic impulses have the same allure as a siren song and following them will ultimately lead me over a cliff? Or at least broke and back living in my parents’ basement?
I couldn’t help but wonder…when Flannery O’Connor wrote “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” was she dating in Orange County?
I couldn’t help but wonder…if I can feel this good alone, what is the big rush to get in a relationship?
I couldn’t help but wonder…if you’re supposed to be your most authentic self when you meet someone, but your most authentic self loves being at home, will your future boyfriend really knock on your front door like Jude Law in The Holiday? What actually is good relationship advice?
I couldn’t help but wonder…was Wade from Hart of Dixie my soul mate? Should I move to a small town and meet a bartender with insightful zingers, time for a relationship, and a hot bod? And how did I ever think Zoe should be with George Tucker?
I couldn’t help but wonder…why was I taking relationship advice from someone with a relationship I didn’t want?
I couldn’t help but wonder…did Carrie learn anything from all this wondering? Or is she still just as clueless as the rest of us?